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.
June 9, 2022
How to Fix Twitter and Facebook
Jonathan Zittrain delves into the complex question of defining ownership and governance in the social media public square.
June 7, 2022
‘Living by Protocol’ meditates on the impact of social media and its future
MetaLAB (at) Harvard & FU Berlin exhibition, featuring RSM Sr. Advisor Sarah Newman, runs through July 3 at Harvard Art Museums.
June 3, 2022
Political Affiliation Influences Our Fear of Data Collection
Visiting scholar Elissa Redmiles and colleagues report on their original research: Americans’ fears about governmental data surveillance are changeable, based on which party is in power.
April 25, 2022
Understanding Chilling Effects
Jon Penney blends legal and privacy theory with social theory to propose a new understanding of chilling effects in this award winning article.
April 7, 2022
Announcing the Institute for Rebooting Social Media’s 2022-23 Visiting Scholars
Scholars will be in residence developing research into social media and the prospects for interventions to improve it.
April 6, 2022
Telegram’s Embrace of Contradiction
Will Marks and David Nemer assess Telegram's content moderation.
March 27, 2022
Second-Wave Content Moderation
evelyn douek discusses the dominant mental model of content moderation as “an analog of the offline justice system” and unpacks its drawbacks:
March 20, 2022
Chinmayi Arun explores the different organizational stakeholders within Facebook and how they can contribute to oversight decisions.
May 10, 2022
The Tower and the Park: Structural Misalignments of Social Media
Join us for a special Berkman Klein Center Luncheon featuring RSM Strategy Advisor, Joanne Cheung, who will discuss her research and open access article, “Real Estate Politik: Democracy and the Financialization of Social Networks.”
April 12, 2022
Private Consciences and Public Companies: Whether and How to Work within Big Tech
Join us for an in-person panel discussion exploring the opportunities, challenges, and ethical considerations one may face when working in Big Tech.
March 2, 2022
The Technology Future We Want: Imagining Positive Futures for Social Media
This creative workshop will bring together a wide range of participants to consider the opportunities and risks of online communication, imagine the futures we want, and acknowledge the difficulty (and importance) of such explorations.