Trusting your freedom to a machine (or not)

Trusting your freedom to a machine (or not)

Experts gathered at Harvard Law School on Oct. 10 to examine the potential for bias as our decision-making intelligence becomes ever more artificial at an event titled “Programing the Future of AI: Ethics, Governance, and Justice,” held at Wasserstein Hall as part of HUBweek, an annual citywide celebration of art, science, and technology.

Benkler report focuses on partisanship, propaganda and disinformation in the 2016 U.S. presidential election

Benkler report focuses on partisanship, propaganda and disinformation in the 2016 U.S. presidential election

Many arguments have been made about the media’s influence in the last Presidential election, but Harvard Law Professor Yochai Benkler ’94 has undertaken what may be the most scientific study on the topic to date, “Partisanship, Propaganda and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.”

Berkman Klein Center releases report on media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign

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The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society has released “Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election,” a comprehensive analysis of online and social media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign that documents how highly partisan right-wing sources helped shape mainstream pre-election press coverage.

New Berkman Klein Center study examines global internet censorship

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A sharp increase in web encryption and a worldwide shift away from standalone websites in favor of social media and online publishing platforms has altered the practice of state-level internet censorship and in some cases led to broader crackdowns, a new study by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University finds.

Fake news is giving reality a run for its money

Fake News, Concrete Responses: At the Nexus of Law, Technology, and Social Narratives

How best to respond to the “fake news” phenomenon was the subject of a panel discussion sponsored by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, titled “Fake News, Concrete Responses: At the Nexus of Law, Technology, and Social Narratives,” held Thursday at Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein Hall.

At HLS, Congressman Schiff frames questions of privacy, security, and Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election

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Congressman Adam Schiff ’85 (D-Calif.) is in the middle of one of the year’s biggest news stories – the investigation of Russia’s role in the last U.S. Presidential election. He brought some perspective on that story to Harvard on Tuesday, when he spoke at this week’s Journal on Legislation symposium.

HLS and MIT Media Lab launch innovative course on law and regulation in the digital world

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For the first time, Harvard Law School and the MIT Media Lab have collaborated to host an innovative January-term course, “Internet & Society: The Technologies and Politics of Control,” dedicated to understanding the legal and technical dynamics of the digital world.