In addition, a number of broadband commission partners – the United Nations University and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and Harvard University – joined forces to launch a new data research group into the digital gender divide.
In a sense, legal measures delegating anti-hate speech enforcement to companies puts, say, a social network’s terms of service above the law, argues Kate Coyer, a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Continued research is important as algorithms make more decisions in our daily lives, says Sara Watson, a technology critic with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
A new study from researchers with Harvard’s Berkman Center and MIT tracked the increasing influence of sites like Breitbart, the Daily Caller, Infowars and Truthfeed through the election. They researchers looked at more than a million news articles and the social-networking behavior around them to analyze the patterns that connect them.
In the panel You, Me, & Everyone We Know, author and Harvard Berkman Center fellow Judith Donath argued that in the near future, AR technology will allow people to peruse the personal information of strangers while walking down the street, in a similar fashion to Shteyngart’s äppärats.
A detailed guide from Harvard helps governments protect residents’ personal information in open-data initiatives.