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Alejandra Caraballo

Clinical Instructor, Cyberlaw Clinic

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Alejandra Caraballo is a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic. Prior to joining the clinic, Alejandra was a staff attorney at the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund and a Staff Attorney at the LGBTQ Law Project at New York Legal Assistance Group. Alejandra's professional focus has been on advancing the civil rights of LGBTQ people in a variety of civil legal contexts such as healthcare access, immigration, and family law. Alejandra received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School where she concentrated in IP and Media Law. She received her B.A. in Government and World Affairs with a minor in Chemistry at the University of Tampa. Alejandra previously served as the Secretary of the LGBTQ Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association and was appointed as the first openly trans community board member in Brooklyn. Alejandra's areas of interests include the intersection of technology and disability rights, sex worker advocacy, and the implications of quantum computing on encryption. In her spare time, she can be found playing guitar, building computers, creating electronic music, and brewing beer.


Tech Policy Press

Will Social Media Companies Ever Stop Platforming Extreme Anti-Trans Hate and Lies?

Amidst escalating online scapegoating, offline attacks are rising, writes Alejandra Caraballo.

Jun 27, 2024

Transgender attorney says Musk's handling of X is 'extremely concerning'

Alejandra Caraballo discusses her experiences with content moderation issues on Elon Musk's X and the lack of trust and safety mechanisms on the platform.

Mar 28, 2024
Tech Policy Press

Policies vs. Enforcement: What’s Up with Meta’s Platforming of Violent Extremist Hate Account “Libs of TikTok”?

Alejandra Caraballo criticizes Meta's lack of enforcement of the company's own bullying, harassment, and hate speech policies.

Mar 21, 2024

Rising malpractice premiums push small clinics away from gender-affirming care for minors

Clinical Instructor Alejandra Caraballo comments on the decreasing availability of gender-affirming care for minors. 

Jan 20, 2024
Rolling Stone

Oversight Board Calls Out Meta for ‘Failing’ to Protect LGBTQ People Online

Clinical Instructor Alejandra Caraballo discusses the Meta Oversight Board's finding that Meta has failed to protect LGBTQ people online.

Jan 16, 2024
NBC News

A year after Elon Musk bought Twitter, LGBTQ people say it has become toxic

Cyberlaw Clinical Instructor Alejandra Caraballo comments on how Twitter, now X, has become toxic for LGBTQ people since Elon Musk's takeover of the platform.

Oct 27, 2023
Business Insider

Meta's Threads debut solved the chicken-or-egg problem plaguing new social startups

Clinical instructor at the Cyberlaw Clinic Alejandra Caraballo comments on the speedy and thorough user adoption of Meta’s Threads.

Jul 10, 2023
NBC News

Twitter quietly changes its hateful conduct policy to remove standing protections for its transgender users

Clinical instructor at the Cyberlaw Clinic Alejandra Caraballo comments on changes to Twitter's content moderation rules and enforcement since Elon Musk's takeover.

Apr 18, 2023

The Abortion Medication Ruling Threatens Free Speech Online

Clinical instructor at the Cyberlaw Clinic Alejandra Caraballo writes about how the US district court decision blocking access to the abortion pill mifepristone has also…

Apr 12, 2023

Would Twitter get online publisher immunity in fake 'blue check' suits?

"Under that reasoning, said Alejandra Caraballo of the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic, the key question for Twitter is whether tweets from fake corporate accounts would have…

Nov 15, 2022

Threats prompt hospitals to strip websites of info on gender-affirming care

Cyberlaw clinic’s Alejandra Caraballo discusses how children’s hospitals are taking down websites as a result of harassment and threats. Removing too much information comes…

Oct 3, 2022
The New York Times

Payment Data Could Become Evidence of Abortion, Now Illegal in Some States

Alejandra Caraballo speaks about the privacy issues surrounding the payment data that financial companies collect when it comes to evidence of abortion.  “Alejandra…

Jun 29, 2022

'Trust isn't built by just one policy.' Abortion care rights in the workplace are complicated

Alejandra Caraballo speaks about privacy issues surrounding abortion care rights in the workplace. “Once you criminalize the activity, it opens up so much more leeway for law…

May 18, 2022
The New Republic

Public Defenders Are About to Be on the Front Lines for Protecting Abortion Rights

Alejandra Caraballo provides an overview on how surveillance technology can impact prosecutions in the Post-Roe era. People are rightly already asking, What would happen to me…

May 16, 2022

Extremely Online: Data privacy after Roe v. Wade

Alejandra Caraballo discusses privacy issues in tech relating to abortions.  "Alejandra Caraballo is a clinical instructor at the Harvard Cyberlaw Clinic. From…

May 12, 2022

Tech Companies Are Not Ready for a Post-Roe Era

Alejandra Caraballo writes about how tech companies have to grapple with limiting abortion access in the United States. “Tech companies will wake up on the day the Dobbs v…

May 4, 2022


Nov 8, 2022 @ 12:30 PM

Lawyering After Dobbs: Securing Care and Digital Privacy

Tuesday, November 8

On November 8, 2022 at the Berkman Klein Center, Alejandra Caraballo, Clinical Instructor at Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic, led a discussion with Kate Bertash,…