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Dipayan Ghosh

Dipayan Ghosh, Ph.D. is the co-director of the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and faculty at Harvard Law School. His research and writing on digital privacy, artificial intelligence, disinformation, and internet economics has been cited and published widely, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR and BBC.

A computer scientist by training, Ghosh previously worked at Facebook, where he led strategic efforts to address privacy and security issues. Prior, he was a technology and economic policy advisor at the White House during the Obama administration. Named to the Forbes 30 Under 30, he received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering & computer science from Cornell University, an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and completed post-doctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley.


The Washington Post

The lawsuits against Facebook don’t go far enough

The site’s business model is the problem, not just which apps it owns, argue Dipayan Ghosh and Nick Couldry

Dec 11, 2020

Big Tech Needs an Entirely New Business Model

Nick Couldry and Dipayan Ghosh say a “digital realignment” is necessary

Oct 30, 2020
Centre for International Governance Innovation

Should Big Tech Be Setting the Terms of Political Speech?

evelyn douek, Dipayan Ghosh talk with the Centre for International Governance Innovation

Oct 5, 2020

Congress’ Antitrust Hearing Was Actually Pretty OK

Dipayan Ghosh and Stephen Wicker reflect on Congress’ antitrust hearing

Jul 31, 2020

Don’t Give Up on Your Digital Privacy Yet

A federal data privacy law is still important, argues Dipayan Ghosh

Jul 17, 2020

Social Media Users Think Politicians Should Pay Heavy Price for Spreading False COVID-19 Information

Dipayan Ghosh explains why social media platforms need to be more transparent about their policies on politicians spreading misinformation.

May 20, 2020