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Casey Tilton

Research Associate

Casey Tilton is a Research Associate at the Berkman Klein Center where he studies public discourse and media ecosystems with the Media Cloud project. He is particularly interested in research that deals with the intersection of networked technologies and society, and he is thrilled to be part of the Media Cloud team.

In his time at the Center, Casey has contributed to several research endeavors and tools including the Internet Monitor project, AccessCheck, and a study of content moderation on English Wikipedia. 

Before joining the Center, he earned a Master's degree in Communication, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University. While in graduate school, he focused his courses and research on interdisciplinary social science research methods, data visualization, and regulation of emerging technologies.

Outside of his academic interests, Casey is an avid baseball fan and enjoys hiking and skiing on the weekends. In addition to his M.A., he holds a B.A. in English and Journalism from the University of Delaware.


Projects & Tools

Internet Monitor

Internet Monitor's aim is to evaluate, describe, and summarize the means, mechanisms, and extent of Internet content controls and Internet activity around the world. More

Public Discourse in the U.S. 2020 Election

Studying digital media ecosystems and political discourse related to the U.S. presidential election More

Media Cloud

Media Cloud is an open source, open data platform that allows researchers to answer complex quantitative and qualitative questions about the content of online media. More


Publications

Oct 22, 2020

Partisanship, Impeachment, and the Democratic Primaries: American Political Discourse

Public Discourse in the U.S. 2020 Election: January and February

Tracking political discourse in the U.S. for January and February of 2020 More

Oct 1, 2020

Mail-In Voter Fraud: Anatomy of a Disinformation Campaign

Working paper shows Disinformation Campaign Surrounding the Risk of Voter Fraud Associated with Mail-in Ballots Follows an Elite-Driven, Mass Media Model; Social Media Plays a Secondary Role in 2020

Working paper explores disinformation campaign about mail-in voter fraud More

Nov 21, 2019

Content and Conduct

How English Wikipedia Moderates Harmful Speech

This study assesses the degree to which English-language Wikipedia is successful in moderating harmful speech More

Aug 14, 2017

Perspectives on Harmful Speech Online

This collection of short essays and opinion pieces on harmful speech online covers a broad spectrum of thought and ideas from the Berkman Klein community. More

Jun 29, 2017

The Shifting Landscape of Global Internet Censorship

An Uptake in Communications Encryption Is Tempered by Increasing Pressure on Major Platform Providers; Governments Expand Content Restriction Tactics

Documenting the practice of Internet censorship around the world through empirical testing of the availability of the world’s most-trafficked and influential websites. More


News

News
Oct 2, 2020

Tracing the disinformation campaign on mail-in voter fraud

Research shows elites, mass media play an important role in spreading voting misinformation More


Community

Medium

The Uncertain Effects of HTTPS Adoption on Access to Information Worldwide

The wider adoption of encrypted protocols for website delivery — HTTPS — could have uncertain long-term implications for online access to information around the world.

Aug 9, 2018