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How to Model Fake News
"It has been shown through a simulation study that the mere knowledge that pieces of fake news may be in circulation goes a long way towards mitigating the impact of fake news."
whitepaper  dorje_brody  david_meier  fakenews  netpolicynotes 
5 days ago by mreinbold
AI IN 2018: A YEAR IN REVIEW – AI Now Institute – Medium
On October 16, the AI Now Institute at NYU hosted its third annual AI Now Symposium to a packed house at NYU’s Skirball Theatre. The Symposium focused on three core themes: ethics, organizing, and…
infovis  ai  ethics  kate_crawford  meredith_whittaker  netpolicynotes 
5 days ago by mreinbold
Data protection in the United States: Here’s what we need to protect the users - Access Now
These are the elements necessary to fully protect people, in the U.S. and elsewhere, in our increasingly connected world.
amie_stepanovich  privacy  netpolicynotes  gdpr  access_now 
5 days ago by mreinbold
Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics - Oxford Scholarship
This book examines the shape, composition, and practices of the United States political media landscape. It explores the roots of the current epistemic crisis in political communication with a focus on the remarkable 2016 U.S. president election culminating in the victory of Donald Trump and the first year of his presidency. The authors present a detailed map of the American political media landscape based on the analysis of millions of stories and social media posts, revealing a hig...
yochai_benkler  robert_farris  hal_roberts  russia  books  netpolicynotes  journalism  donald_trump  social_media  ex_nihilio  propoganda 
5 days ago by mreinbold
A Contract for the Web


Congressman Ro Khanna

Mariéme Jamme

Minister Mounir Mahjoubi

Jonathan Zittrain

Dr. Omobola Johnson

Sir Richard Branson

Renata Avila

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Audrey Tang

Gordon Brown

Sarah Brown

Craig Newmark

Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana

Paula Forteza

Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Rosemary Leith

Alex Howard

Afghan Girls Robotics Team

Michael Kende

Tom Wheeler

Kenya Chapter

Brent Hoberman

©2008-2018 World Wide Web Foundation. This ...
tim_berners-lee  netpolicynotes 
8 days ago by mreinbold
VPNs - Center for Democracy & Technology
Trust is a critical component to a thriving digital ecosystem and virtual private networks, or VPNs, offer users a way to disguise and protect their internet traffic. However, providers of commercial VPN services must still foster trust that they adequately obscure their users' digital footprints and safeguard their data.
netpolicynotes  vpn  center-for-democracy-and-technology  security  privacy 
15 days ago by mreinbold
Outwitting the junk news nation | Research | University of Oxford
What is junk news? How does it spread deep and fast, and why does it thrive on polarisation? Oxford is one of the few centres in the world right now working hard to understand the fine mechanics, algorithms and players who are gaming social media networks to promote emotionally potent, divisive political propaganda.
fakenews  social_media  netpolicynotes  ruth_abrahams  vidya_narayanan  lisa-maria_neudert  propoganda 
28 days ago by mreinbold
I’m an Amazon Employee. My Company Shouldn’t Sell Facial Recognition Tech to Police.
The authenticity of the following anonymous op-ed has been verified by Medium’s editorial staff. Our columnist, Trevor Timm, has also interviewed the op-ed’s writer. You can read that here. When a…
amazon  privacy  facial_recognition  ai  palantir  ethics  netpolicynotes 
28 days ago by mreinbold
There's No One-Size-Fits-All Model for Digital Governance
But that doesn't mean that there aren't examples of what's working and what's not.
netpolicynotes  hollie_russon_gilman  privacy  governance 
28 days ago by mreinbold
One Small Step for the Web… – Tim Berners-Lee – Medium
I’ve always believed the web is for everyone. That’s why I and others fight fiercely to protect it. The changes we’ve managed to bring have created a better and more connected world. But for all the…
tim_berners-lee  solid  identity  netpolicynotes  privacy  open_web  inrupt 
6 weeks ago by mreinbold

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