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Juan Ortiz Freuler is an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and a Policy Fellow at the Web Foundation where he works close to Sir Tim Berners-Lee on the social impacts of the web.

He was previously a Google Policy Fellow and has worked with several NGOs in Mexico and Argentina on the intersection between rights and ICTs.

At Berkman he is following the debates on net neutrality and the re-decentralization of the web. He is also researching how algorithms can be made accountable to the people they affect and how to ensure this is assessed based on a locally constructed conception of justice.


News

Emerging Digital Issues from the Global South Working Group
Oct 1, 2019

Think South: Reimagining the Internet

Raising voices of our global community through poetry, indigenous art, and short pieces More


Community

Medium

Three reflections on decentralization

The co-chairs of the Re-decentralization of the Web Reading Group at BKC share their thoughts on decentralization and a reading list from the year

Jul 3, 2019
Wired

Bridging the Internet’s Digital Divide

There are thousands of different tongues spoken around the world, but most of the content on the web is only available in a select few, primarily English.

Jun 13, 2019

The Technology 202: Facebook's messaging plans spark privacy, antitrust concerns around the world

Facebook’s plans to stitch together its three main messaging services have put the social network back in the glare of regulators around the world

Jan 29, 2019
Chatham House

Is the Web Neutral?

Three Views on the Structure of the Internet

Does the web produce particular outcomes because of how it is built, or does it merely reflect society?

Oct 29, 2018
Common Dreams

Facebook Will Fail to Solve #FakeNews

Zuckerberg needs to step back for his company to succeed

"Facebook’s responsibilities go beyond those of any other digital platform, and yet people seem to believe it fails to cope with these responsibilities"

Aug 28, 2018
Open Democracy

The Cambridge Analytica scandal is a drop of water trickling down the visible top of an iceberg

Focus on decentralizing power

Most reporters covering the Cambridge Analytica story are missing out on the big picture. The scale of the operation was only possible because Facebook has too much data about too…

Mar 20, 2018
Open Democracy

The present and future of a centralized internet

Understanding the risks future technology and intermediaries might pose to the internet as a tool for social change.

Mar 13, 2018
Open Democracy

Who’s to blame? The internet on the defendant's bench

Seeking to unravel what is behind a change in public sentiment towards the internet, this series begins with intersecting dimensions in what is lazily often presented as ‘The…

Dec 6, 2017
Medium

Is artificial intelligence a ticket to Borges’ Babylon?

A thought experiment under construction

How to think about A.I. through the lens of Jorge Luis Borges’ “The Lottery in Babylon”

Nov 8, 2017

Events

Event
Oct 12, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Special Event: Big Data, Meager Returns?

A collaborative workshop on Fairness, Sustainability and Data for the Global South

A workshop on automation's promise and challenge for a different future, and the better governance models needed to include the understanding of data as a public asset. More