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William Marks is an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and a JD candidate at Harvard Law School. His research focuses on the ethics and governance of AI, surveillance, propaganda, and the politics and economics of disinformation. Previously, William was a senior research coordinator at the Berkman Klein Center.

William holds a BA in Political Science and History from Yale College, where he studied the intersection of technology and society as well as 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…


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…



Telegram’s Embrace of Contradiction

Will Marks and David Nemer assess Telegram's content moderation.

Apr 6, 2022

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