February 2, 2024
Psychedelic Bubbles and a Non-Euclidian Costume Party: Imagining positive futures for social media
Creative workshop from the Institute for Rebooting Social Media brings people together from around the world.
January 24, 2024
RSM Spring Speaker Series
This spring, we're welcoming an exciting group of social scientists, industry practitioners, and legal academics for a speaker series on social media topics.
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 15, 2023
Safe Digital Intimacy
Alum Elissa Redmiles and her team have launched safedigitalintimacy.org, a resource for tech platforms and policy makers to prevent image-based sexual abuse online.
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.
April 3, 2024
Trust & Safety in the Majority World Workshop: Call for Contributions
This workshop will bring together professionals within the field of Trust & Safety (T&S) to discuss socio-technical issues that disproportionately affect the Majority World. We welcome current and previous T&S tech workers (i.e., individuals working in engineering, data science, content moderation, product policy) and relevant stakeholders.
March 28, 2024
Social Media and Well-Being in Context
Join us for a series of conversations organized by Visiting Scholar Jeff Hall and featuring:
Diane B. Francis
March 27, 2024
A Contractual Approach to Social Media Governance (RSM Speaker Series)
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media welcomes Gilad Mills for a discussion with Martha Minow regarding his work on contractual approaches to social media governance.
March 12, 2024
Workshop: Building Accountability Infrastructures for Social Media and LLMs, with a focus on Mental Health
Facilitated by former RSM Assembly Fellow Nathaniel Lubin, this in-person event considers a novel framework for establishing guidelines in the product design process that mitigate societal-scale harms.
March 6, 2024
Moderating Model Marketplaces: Platform Governance Puzzles for AI Intermediaries (RSM Speaker Series)
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media welcomes Robert Gorwa and Michael Veale for a discussion of their research into the governance questions raised by the moderation of model marketplaces.
March 5, 2024
Book Launch: Data Sovereignty: From the Digital Silk Road to the Return of the State
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media welcomes Chinmayi Arun, Anupam Chander, and Haochen Sun for a conversation launching Data Sovereignty: From the Digital Silk Road to the Return of the State, a new open access volume from Professors Chander and Sun.
February 28, 2024
Black Networked Resistance: Strategic Rearticulations in the Digital Age (RSM Speaker Series)
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media welcomes Raven Maragh-Lloyd for a discussion of her new book, Black Networked Resistance: Strategic Rearticulations in the Digital Age, moderated by Visiting Scholar Meredith Clark.
February 7, 2024
Breaking the Silence: Marginalized Tech Workers’ Experiences and Community Solidarity (RSM Speaker Series)
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media welcomes Anika Collier Navaroli for a conversation with Fellow Nadah Feteih on the experiences of underrepresented employees at tech companies.
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.