German Digital Council: An ‘Inside-Out’ Case Study
<p>In 2018, German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel appointed a group of nine scholars and practitioners, including BKC’s Urs Gasser, to the <a…
Digital Ethics in Times of Crisis: COVID-19 and Access to Education and Learning Spaces
A collaborative contribution by the participants in an “Ethics of Digitalization” Research Sprint
Skin in the Game: Modulate AI and Addressing the Legal and Ethical Challenges of Voice Skin Technology
An educational toolkit that includes a case study, a teaching note, and a background primer.
Polarization and the Pandemic: American Political Discourse
Tracking political discourse in the U.S. for March, April, and May of 2020
Partisanship, Impeachment, and the Democratic Primaries: American Political Discourse
Tracking political discourse in the U.S. for January and February of 2020
US Elections Disinformation Tabletop Exercise Package
Publication provides the intelligence community, social media companies, state election officials, and news media a resource to plan for the election.
Mail-In Voter Fraud: Anatomy of a Disinformation Campaign
Working paper explores disinformation campaign about mail-in voter fraud
Youth and the Digital Economy
What can we all learn by taking a closer look at young people in today’s digital economy?
The false positive problem of automatic bot detection in social science research
A study of Botometer's diagnostic ability over time
Youth and Digital Citizenship+ (Plus)
How can schools, educators, and parents and caregivers embrace the opportunities to support young people in becoming digital citizens?
Principled Artificial Intelligence
Comparing the contents of thirty-six prominent AI principles documents side-by-side
Content and Conduct
This study assesses the degree to which English-language Wikipedia is successful in moderating harmful speech
Youth and Cyberbullying
Examining the changing landscape of bullying while acknowledging the convergence between the online and offline world.
Youth and Artificial Intelligence
How can we empower young people to meaningfully interact with AI-based technologies to promote and bolster learning, creative expression, and well-being, while also addressing key… …
Internet Censorship and the Intraregional Geopolitical Conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa
How do adversarial relationships between states translate into Internet censorship practices?
Assessing the Assessments
This report provides context for state and local officials considering the development, procurement, implementation, and use of Risk Assessment (RA) tools.
This primer aims to provide a foundation that can guide future decisions when analyzing and sharing statistical data about individuals, informing individuals about the privacy…
Is Privacy Privacy?
How have different technical and normative conceptions of privacy evolved? What are the practical challenges that these divergent approaches pose?
The most comprehensive study yet published on media coverage of American presidential politics from April 2015 to the one year anniversary of the Trump presidency
Artificial Intelligence & Human Rights
<p><em><a href="#french">en Français</a></em></p> <p dir="ltr">Artificial intelligence (“AI”) is changing the world before…
Censorship and Collateral Damage
Analyzing the aftermath of the Telegram ban in Iran, and presenting detailed data on one of the most widely used circumvention tools among Iranians.
Bridging the Gap between Computer Science and Legal Approaches to Privacy
A look at the gaps that exist between how privacy risks are conceptualized between the fields of law and computer science
A Harm-Reduction Framework for Algorithmic Fairness
Any evaluation of algorithmic fairness must consider a counterfactual analysis of the effects that algorithmic design, implementation, and use have on the well-being of…