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.
September 21, 2023
Toward Safer Intimate Futures: Recommendations for Tech Platforms to Reduce Image Based Sexual Abuse
'22-'23 Visiting Scholar Elissa Redmiles co-authors this report outlining how platforms can mitigate the risk of image-based sexual abuse when consenting adults share intimate images.
September 8, 2023
Effects of Negativity Type and Active Involvement on the Likelihood of Responding to Negativity in Stream Live Chats
Visiting Scholar Jeffrey Hall co-authors this article on how the level of engagement in live chats during video game streams may influence how participants respond to negative comments and behavior.
September 7, 2023
Will AI Degrade Online Communities?
RSM Senior Research Coordinator Kalie Mayberry explores how AI may affect established online communities by changing how we search for information on the Internet.
August 15, 2023
Minus: Radically Finite Social Media and Alternative Futures
Assembly Fellow Ben Grosser shares insights from his analysis of Minus, a finite social media platform he built to demonstrate a different kind of social media.
August 9, 2023
Measuring Social Media Impacts on Mental Health
Assembly Fellow Nate Lubin joins the TechSequences podcast to discuss his research on methods that could help mitigate societal harms caused by social media.
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 4, 2023
ChatGPT for Social Work Science: Ethical Challenges and Opportunities
Assembly Fellow Siva Mathiyazhagan and coauthors explore opportunities to use ChatGPT in social work and call for the development of a comprehensive ethical framework for using LLMs in research.
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.
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.
May 22, 2023
A Convivial Social Media?
Organized by RSM Visiting Scholar Joanne Armitage, this event will examine the future of social media through the lens of conviviality. The discussion between participating scholars, researchers, and artists will be followed by a workshop where audience members can explore the possibilities of convivial social media. RSVP is encouraged.
April 13, 2023
Unwired: Gaining Control over Addictive Technologies
Join us on April 13th as Professor Gaia Bernstein discusses her new book, Unwired: Gaining Control Over Addictive Technologies. RSVP required.
March 28, 2023
The Challenge of Next-Generation AI
Join us on March 28th as Dr. W. Russell Neuman discusses his new book, Evolutionary Intelligence: How Technology Will Make Us Smarter. Moderated by Visiting Scholar Yong Jin Park. RSVP required.
March 23, 2023
Imagining Alternative Social Media Designs
Taking inspiration from art, critical design, and media studies, this interactive workshop, facilitated by RSM Assembly Fellow Ben Grosser, will explore how everything from novel constraints to finite structures can help us break out of the profit-driven engagement-obsessed platform world we currently inhabit. RSVP required.