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)
March 20, 2023
Gonzalez & Taamneh: Takeways from the Cases
RSM 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.
February 22, 2023
TikTok’s API Guidelines Are a Minefield for Researchers
RSM Assembly Fellow Joe Bak-Coleman explains in Tech Policy Press why TikTok’s API guidelines may pose difficulties for academic researchers.
February 22, 2023
Misinformation Amplification in the Nigerian Election
As part of their ongoing work at the intersection of misinformation and democracy, the Integrity Institute (led by RSM Assembly Fellow Sahar Massachi) released findings related to the Nigerian elections.
February 20, 2023
Gonzalez and Taamneh:
What You Need to Know
RSM Research Assistant and Harvard Law School 2L Dylan Moses argues the importance of Section 230 and explains the legal nuts and bolts of Gonzalez and Taamneh.
February 20, 2023
Friends of the Court:
Gonzalez Amici Offer Their Perspectives
As part of our RE:COMMITTED newsletter, we checked in with individuals and organizations who filed amicus briefs in Gonzalez v. Google. Legal experts from the Knight First Amendment Institute, Public Knowledge, EPIC, the Cato Institute, and elsewhere weighed in.
February 7, 2023
Collective decision strategies in the presence of spatio-temporal correlations
RSM Assembly Fellow Joe Bak-Coleman and colleagues share new findings that demonstrate how spatio-temporal cues affect collective decision-making.
January 23, 2023
Misinformation in countries with limited technological literacies: How individuals in sub-Sahara Africa engage with fake news
Building on focus group data from six sub-Saharan African countries, Visiting Scholar Greg Gondwe examines the ways in which individuals consume, believe, and spread misinformation.
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.
January 9, 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.
March 14, 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 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.”