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Will Marks

Senior Research Coordinator

Will Marks is the Senior Research Coordinator for Jonathan Zittrain. He researches content moderation, privacy and surveillance, the politics of disinformation, and the ethics and governance of AI. Will works or has worked on BKC projects such as Rebooting Social Media, the Assembly Program, and the Digital Pandemic Response. Will also aids Professor Zittrain in his research and is a Teaching Assistant in his courses.

Will holds a BA in Political Science and History from Yale College, where he studied the intersection of technology and the politics of oppression and resistance.


Projects & Tools

Assembly: Disinformation

The Assembly: Disinformation Program brings together participants from academia, industry, government, and civil society from across disciplines to explore and make progress on…

BKC Policy Practice: Digital Pandemic Response

The BKC Policy Practice on Digital Pandemic Response is an interdisciplinary program that works with public and private decision makers on difficult questions around the use of…


News

News
Mar 31, 2021

Reopening Schools: A Primer for State and Local Leaders

A policy memo outlining two key strategies for state and local leaders looking to more safely reopen their schools: enhancing school air quality and implementing robust screening…


Community

Slate

Social Media Companies Need to Take a Lesson from 16th-Century Bavaria

John Bowers, Will Marks, and Jonathan Zittrain propose a path forward for how to improve content moderation

Aug 24, 2021
WIRED Middle East

Inside the bizarre, billionaires’ world of NFTs

Will Marks explains why NFTs are so appealing — and so confusing — to many internet users.

Jul 14, 2021
The Atlantic

NFTs Show the Value of Owning the Unownable

Jonathan Zittrain and Will Marks argue the complexity and arbitrariness of non-fungible tokens are a big part of their appeal

Apr 7, 2021
Just Security

De-platforming Is a Fix, But Only a Short-Term One

Will Marks discusses the “Great Deplatforming” in Just Security.

Jan 27, 2021