November 21, 2023
Call for 2024-2025 RSM Visiting Scholars
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media (RSM) welcomes applications for its 2024-2025 cohort of Visiting Scholars. This interdisciplinary cohort will undertake original projects while engaging with RSM faculty, staff, scholars, fellows, students, and the broader Berkman Klein Center (BKC) and Harvard University communities and projects.
November 13, 2023
RSM Hosts Oversight Board Members for Discussion on Content Governance
The event included a day of closed-door working sessions with experts from across the tech field as well as a day of public-facing programming.
October 24, 2023
Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig on why AI and social media are causing a free speech crisis for the internet
Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig joins the Decoder podcast to introduce the Applied Social Media Lab and share his thoughts on how to regulate social media while balancing free speech and protecting democracy.
October 13, 2023
Call for Fall Research Assistants!
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media is hiring part-time research assistants to work with our 2023-24 Visiting Scholars through the Fall term.
October 11, 2023
Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Non-Profit Project Liberty Announce Launch of New BKC Lab
Project Liberty and The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University announced today that Frank McCourt and the 501(c)(3) non-profit Project Liberty will support the launch of BKC’s Applied Social Media Lab (ASML) – a first-of-its-kind program to assess and build social media technology in the public interest.
September 27, 2023
RSM Fall Speaker Series
This fall, we're welcoming an exciting group of authors, social scientists, industry practitioners, legal academics, and computer scientists for a weekly speaker series on social media topics.
July 11, 2023
How Tech Regulation Can Leverage Product Experimentation Results
Assembly Fellow Nathaniel Lubin and his coauthors argue that transparency with regard to tech companies' experimentation can lead to better and more informed regulation.
March 8, 2023
Join RSM! 2023 Summer Internship
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media will welcome this summer a small, interdisciplinary cohort of students with fresh ideas, curiosity, and creative drive. Interns will join the Institute's growing community of faculty, staff, scholars, and fellows, supporting core programming while pursuing their own projects.
February 17, 2023
Uncommon Naledge: Episode 4 | Catherine Knight Steele
On his latest podcast episode, Visiting Scholar Jabari Evans sits down with Dr. Catherine Knight Steele, Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Maryland and Director of the Black Communication & Technology Lab, to discuss digital Black feminism, resistance, and joy.
December 13, 2023
The Future of Social Media Research (RSM Speaker Series)
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media welcomes Ethan Zuckerman for a conversation with Faculty Director James Mickens on the future of social media research and third-party social media tools
December 6, 2023
The U.S. 2020 Facebook & Instagram Election Study: understanding social media’s political effects (RSM Speaker Series)
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media welcomes Natalie Stroud and Joshua Tucker for a discussion on the U.S. 2020 Facebook & Instagram Election Study's findings and the process that generated them.
November 29, 2023
Platforms, Privacy, and Power: Why Intimate Privacy Protections Matter (RSM Speaker Series)
The Institute for Rebooting Social welcomes Jon Penney and Alexis Shore for a discussion of their research on platform intimate privacy protections.
November 15, 2023
Malcolm Harris, Palo Alto (RSM Speaker Series)
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media welcomes Malcolm Harris and Erik Baker for a discussion of Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World, Harris’s national bestseller.
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.
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.
March 23, 2023
Imagining Alternative Social Media Designs
Taking inspiration from art, critical design, and media studies, this interactive workshop, facilitated by RSM Assembly Fellow Ben Grosser, will explore how everything from novel constraints to finite structures can help us break out of the profit-driven engagement-obsessed platform world we currently inhabit. 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.
February 21, 2023
Gonzalez v. Google Live Analysis
Our panel of internet law experts react to the Supreme Court oral arguments in Gonzalez v. Google. Featuring:
Mary Anne Franks
Moderated by Kate Klonick