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)
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.
August 17, 2022
Announcing the 2022-23 RSM Assembly Fellows
Thirteen interdisciplinary professionals who will build new interfaces, implement novel protocols, and create additional artifacts that reimagine digital social space in service of democracy and the public interest.
August 9, 2022
Social media is polluting society. Moderation alone won’t fix the problem
"Treat social media companies as potential polluters of the social fabric, and directly measure and mitigate the effects their choices have on human populations," argue Assembly Fellow Nathaniel Lubin and coauthor Thomas Krendl Gilbert.
June 23, 2022
Combining interventions to reduce the spread of viral misinformation
RSM Assembly Fellow Joe Bak-Coleman and colleagues demonstrate that using interventions in tandem is the best way to mitigate the effects of viral misinformation.
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.