All related publications for Ethan Zuckerman

Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

In this study, we analyze both mainstream and social media coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election. We document that the majority of mainstream media coverage was negative for both candidates, but largely followed Donald Trump’s agenda.

Authored by
  • Rob Faris
  • Hal Roberts
  • Bruce Etling
  • Nikki Bourassa
  • Ethan Zuckerman
  • Yochai Benkler

16 Aug 2017

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The Evolving Landscape of Internet Control

A Summary of Our Recent Research and Recommendations

Over the past two years, we have undertaken several studies at the Berkman Center designed to better understand the control of the Internet in less open societies. In this paper, we offer an overview of our research in the context of these changes in the methods used to control online speech, and some thoughts on the challenges to online speech in the immediate future.

Authored by
  • Rob Faris
  • John Palfrey
  • Ethan Zuckerman
  • Hal Roberts
  • Jillian York

18 Aug 2011

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2011 Circumvention Tool Evaluation

Given the rising awareness of the potential of the Internet as a political space and increasing government control over the space, it is easy to understand the widespread interest in finding technical solutions to Internet filtering. In this report, we focus on questions of utility—the ability for a tool to be installed and used in a particular location, and the accuracy and speed of the tool. Additionally, we address concerns about security, usability and openness when appropriate.

Authored by
  • John Palfrey
  • Ethan Zuckerman
  • Hal Roberts

18 Aug 2011

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International Bloggers and Internet Control

Infringements on Internet freedom, particularly through Internet filtering and surveillance, have inspired activists and technologists to develop technological counter-measures, most notably circumvention tools to defeat Internet filters and anonymity tools to help protect user privacy and avoid online surveillance efforts. In December 2010, we surveyed a sample of international bloggers to better understand how, where, why, and by whom these tools are being used.

Authored by
  • Rob Faris
  • John Palfrey
  • Ethan Zuckerman
  • Hal Roberts
  • Jillian York

18 Aug 2011