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 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.
October 5, 2023
Centering Community Voices: How Tech Companies Can Better Engage with Civil Society Organizations
Employee Fellow Nadah Feteih and alum Elodie Vialle co-author this article on Tech Policy Press urging platforms to collaborate more closely with marginalized communities in order to effectively address online harms.
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.
August 8, 2023
Not Just Semantics:
Learning from Definitions in Technology Policy Proposals
Assembly Fellow Marissa Gerchick explains the state of affairs that motivated term tabs, her Assembly Fellowship project that aggregates and makes searchable important terms in proposed and enacted federal tech legislation.
August 2, 2023
Platform Accountability: Developing Systems to More Meaningfully Assess and Mitigate Platform Harms
Assembly Fellow Nate Lubin recaps his fellowship project, a white paper which argues for a series of platform accountability mechanisms informed by the field of public health.
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."
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.
November 8, 2023
Platforms, creators and the co-option of social justice narratives (RSM Speaker Series)
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media welcomes Zoë Glatt for a talk on the juxtapositions between structural inequalities in the influencer industry and the ways in which platforms co-opt social justice narratives.
November 1, 2023
AI Ethics and Governance: An Industry Perspective (RSM Speaker Series)
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media presents AI Ethics and Governance: An Industry Perspective as part of the RSM Speaker Series.
October 25, 2023
Disinformation Pulse: Lessons Learned from Brazil’s 2022 Elections (RSM Speaker Series)
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media presents Disinformation Pulse: Lessons Learned from Brazil's 2022 Elections as part of the RSM Speaker Series.
October 11, 2023
Gianluca Stringhini on Mitigating Malicious Activity Online (RSM Speaker Series)
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media welcomes Gianluca Stringhini for a talk on the use of computational methods to mitigate malicious activity online.
September 21, 2023
Now & Next: Platform Accountability and Content Governance
This two-day convening will bring together a cross-disciplinary group of thought leaders and practitioners for a critical discussion about the adequacy and impact of the Oversight Board and other platform accountability models.
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.