New Digital Realities; New Oversight Solutions

A new report by authors Tom Wheeler, Phil Verveer, and Gene Kimmelman addresses the challenge of government oversight for digital platform companies. It suggests the creation of a new federal agency designed to deal with digital issues rather than industrial ones, and the development of a new approach that replaces industrial era regulation with a new, more agile regulatory model better suited for the dynamism of the digital era.

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Truth and Transformation 2020

Join us for a virtual conference to explore the questions: Why Diversity and Inclusion practices fail to achieve racial equity in the workplace, and when they succeed, what works? How do companies and consultants effectively transform organizations? The goal of…

Young-Mie-Kim

Part of the speaker series on misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Young Mie Kim, an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, is a Professor of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a Faculty Affiliate of the Department of Political Science at…

TaliaStroud

Part of the speaker series on misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud (Ph.D., Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania) is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and the School of Journalism, as well as the…

Featured Research

MISINFORMATION AND VACCINE ACCEPTANCE

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum and Kennedy School Institute of Politics Polling Director John Della Volpe looked at the acceptance of…

NEW STUDY FINDS TRUST IN COVID-19 VACCINES ALIGNS WITH POLITICAL PARTIES

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States found that supporters of Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci were significantly more likely to get vaccinated than backers of President Donald Trump.

UPDATE: COVID Public Opinion Study Finds Continued Disapproval for Government Executives

The twelfth survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum and Kennedy School Institute of Politics Polling Director John Della Volpe, found a continued disapproval for how…

Featured Audio & Video

Voter Oppression and Suppression: A Living Case Study in Georgia Hosts: Erica Licht and Nikhil Raghuveera Featuring: Christopher Bruce (ACLU of Georgia) and Nse Ufot (New Georgia Project) Following the end of the Civil War, Southern states immediately sought to…

Product Management and Public Interest: Summer Summit 2020

On August 21st, 2020, Product and Society hosted a Product Management and the Public Interest Summer Summit. The 300+ registrants, attendees, and speakers ranged across governments, non-profits, academia, private sector, venture capital, consulting, and more; all self-identified as working both…

News

Big Tech: Regulation and Moderation

The heads of the “Big Four” tech companies – Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook – are testifying today in front of the House Judiciary Committee as part of the ongoing investigation into potential antitrust violations in the tech industry. The…

Resources and Reading on Racial Justice, Racial Equity  and Anti-Racism

A list of books, articles, podcasts, organizations, and other resources, curated by the Institutional Anti-Racism and Accountability Project, to help better understand current issues about race, and what it means to be anti-racist.