Engineering and Policy Development
Build, support, and strengthen tangible ideas and prototypes that could be implemented or show new possibilities for future implementation to improve the state of the digital social sphere. (e.g. code, draft policy, tools)
April 22, 2023
Online abuse: when newsrooms fight back
Assembly Fellow Elodie Vialle joins a panel discussion at the International Journalism Festival to address how newsrooms can protect journalists from online abuse.
April 14, 2023
Fake News Bill: Move Accordingly and Preserve Society
Visiting Scholar David Nemer breaks down five key elements of the "Fake News Bill" currently being considered by the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies.
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 3, 2023
Twitter’s New API Plans Will Devastate Public Interest Research
Faculty Director James Mickens and the Coalition for Independent Tech Research argue that Twitter's API plan will restrict public interest research. The group pledges to "advance, defend, and work to sustain the right to ethically study the impacts of technology on society."
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 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.
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 1, 2022
From Emergency to Prevention:
Protecting Journalists from Online Abuse
How can online technologies evolve to provide better safeguards to journalists? PEN America and RSM hosted an interdisciplinary workshop with reporters, academics, civil society experts, and platform representatives to brainstorm solutions.
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.
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.