December 15, 2022
Facebook and the problem of truth
RSM Faculty Director Jonathan Zittrain and Jill Lepore test a fascinating idea that just might work: using high school ‘student juries’ to fact-check political ads.
December 14, 2022
Web3 Is Going Just Where?
Join Molly White of "Web3 is Going Just Great" fame and RSM Faculty Director Jonathan Zittrain for a wide-ranging fireside chat to ring in the new year. Jan 12, 2023, 12:30 PM ET. Registration required.
December 9, 2022
Can ChatGPT Make This Podcast?
RSM Affiliate Aviv Ovadya appears on Casey Newton and Kevin Roose’s “Hard Fork” podcast to discuss platform democracy proposals, which would give users real voice in the platform governance process.
December 9, 2022
The Meta Oversight Board Has Some Genuinely Smart Suggestions
Visiting Scholar Kate Klonick breaks down the Meta Oversight Board’s policy advisory opinion on the cross-check program, which “gave preferential treatment to certain users of the site, even when they openly flouted the site’s community standards.”
December 2, 2022
Not all Superheroes Wear Capes: Identity Triggers the Trolls
Detailing the strategies used to spread online hate and abuse, RSM Assembly Fellow Kesa White argues that platforms must be attentive to the instrumental role of masked rhetoric and memes.
November 11, 2022
How do people react to AI failure? Automation bias, algorithmic aversion, and perceived controllability
Visiting Scholar Yong Jin Park and co-author S. Mo Jones-Jang test psychological mechanisms that explain human responses to AI-driven failures.
November 3, 2022
On Elon Musk’s Vision of Twitter as a Hive Mind
Assembly Fellow Joe Bak-Coleman digs into the idea of Twitter as a "collective, cybernetic super-intelligence."
October 15, 2022
Anthem of Misogyny
The War on Women in North Africa and the Middle East
In her new book Anthem of Misogyny, Visiting Scholar Ibtissam Bouachrine brings misogyny, including violent online content, to the center of debates about women in North Africa and the Middle East.
September 22, 2022
The Misinformation Paradox: Older Adults are Cynical about News Media, but Engage with It Anyway
In a study with coauthors Imani Munyaka and Eszter Hargittai, Visiting Scholar Elissa Redmiles finds that older adults who are cynical about media "continue to read and share news they distrust."
January 9, 2023
Governance in Online Speech Leadership Series:
Applications now open for this interdisciplinary 3-day workshop, hosted by Visiting Scholar Kate Klonick.
May 10, 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.”