New Berkman Klein Center study examines global internet censorship


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.

Sifting data, seeking justice

Data for Justice

Growing up in Mexico City as a self-proclaimed geek, Berkman Klein Center Fellow and self-taught computer programmer Paola Villarreal has been developing open source data tools, including interactive maps, to explore inequality in Boston-area justice, health, education, housing, and transportation.

‘Born Digital’ Redux


Earlier this year Urs Gasser, professor of practice and executive director of the Berkman Klein Center, and John Palfrey, Center director and former HLS professor published ‘Born Digital: How Children Grow Up in a Digital Age,’ an expansion of their critically acclaimed 2008 book ‘Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives.’

Berkman symposium focuses on transparency and freedom of information in the digital age


This fall at a symposium presented by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, representatives from academia, government and civil liberties organizations came together to examine the present state of play with respect to government transparency and freedom of information.