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Zeynep Tufekci writes about technology, politics, and society. She is an associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina and a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard.
To David O’Brien, an open data and privacy researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, these nascent attempts to block phone spam reminds him of when Americans were shelling out big money to obtain virus software to debug Windows operating systems.
Zeynep Tufekci is associate professor in the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, and author of Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest (Yale University Press).
Facebook could always opt into regulation itself, something Jack Balkin, a Constitutional law professor at Yale Law School and Jonathan Zittrain, a law and computer-science professor at Harvard University, have proposed.
“We want a free and open internet, and we want a space that we aren’t paying a subscription for,” says Kate Coyer, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and an expert online extremism. “But we also don’t want to encounter some of the worst elements of humanity on there. … At a certain point we may have to make a compromise.”