Analysis and Theory
Develop new ideas, analysis, and theory and strengthen existing ideas that could make progress in the digital social sphere. (e.g. papers, digital humanities projects, op-eds and other public writing)
May 2, 2023
Announcing the 2023-2024 RSM Visiting Scholars
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media is thrilled to announce its 2023-24 cohort of Visiting Scholars. These seven visiting faculty members will use their time with the Institute to investigate urgent social media problems and propose mitigations for harmful online phenomena.
April 28, 2023
How we can create the global agreement on generative AI bias: lessons from climate justice
Visiting Scholar Yong Jin Park argues that the climate justice movement offers a roadmap for establishing baseline ethical standards when it comes to bias in generative AI outputs.
April 21, 2023
Of Systems Thinking and Straw Men
Visiting Scholar Kate Klonick takes stock of recent scholarship advocating for a "systems thinking" approach to content moderation.
April 20, 2023
Power in Computer Security and Privacy: A Critical Lens
Visiting Scholar Elissa Redmiles and coauthors bring a critical theoretical lens to computer security and privacy.
April 13, 2023
Call for Volunteer Reviewers
Individuals with an interest or expertise in tech policy, internet governance, digital rights, and/or social media regulation are encouraged to apply. Learn more!
April 6, 2023
What Generative AI Reveals About the Limits of Technological Innovation
Assembly Fellow Joe Bak-Coleman discusses the lack of guardrails protecting society from harmful technologies in light of the widespread and rapid adoption of generative AI.
March 27, 2023
ChatGPT3 in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Threat or an Opportunity?
Visiting Scholar Greg Gondwe articulates the importance of African participation in debates about generative AI, but raises concerns about models' poor performance in African languages.
March 20, 2023
Gonzalez & Taamneh: Takeways from the Cases
Research Assistant Dylan Moses crystalizes key insights from the Gonzalez and Taamneh oral arguments.
March 17, 2023
Let me tell you, ChatGPT-like AI will not change our world
Visiting Scholar Yong Jin Park's opinion in the Internet Policy Review soberly assesses the likely impacts of current generative AI models.
June 26, 2023
Governance in Online Speech Leadership Series
Interdisciplinary professionals committed to careers in online governance, content moderation, integrity, and trust and safety, will join together for three days of educational workshops and networking, hosted by Visiting Scholar Kate Klonick.
May 22, 2023
A Convivial Social Media?
Organized by RSM Visiting Scholar Joanne Armitage, this event will examine the future of social media through the lens of conviviality. The discussion between participating scholars, researchers, and artists will be followed by a workshop where audience members can explore the possibilities of convivial social media. RSVP is encouraged.
April 13, 2023
Unwired: Gaining Control over Addictive Technologies
Join us on April 13th as Professor Gaia Bernstein discusses her new book, Unwired: Gaining Control Over Addictive Technologies. RSVP required.
March 28, 2023
The Challenge of Next-Generation AI
Join us on March 28th as Dr. W. Russell Neuman discusses his new book, Evolutionary Intelligence: How Technology Will Make Us Smarter. Moderated by Visiting Scholar Yong Jin Park. RSVP required.
February 28, 2023
The Propagandists’ Playbook
Join us on February 28th as Dr. Francesca Tripodi discusses her new book, The Propagandists' Playbook: How Conservative Elites Manipulate Search and Threaten Democracy. RSVP encouraged.
May 17, 2022
The Tower and the Park: Structural Misalignments of Social Media
Join us for a special Berkman Klein Center Luncheon featuring RSM Strategy Advisor, Joanne Cheung, who will discuss her research and open access article, “Real Estate Politik: Democracy and the Financialization of Social Networks.”