Photo of a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis, 2020

George Floyd protests highlight the deep racial disparities in the US

(This article by Shorenstein Center Executive Director Setti Warren first appeared in the UK’s The Telegraph on May 31, 2020.) In February of 1968 the Kerner Commission report was released…to understand the causes of the 1967 race riots in the United States and provide recommendations for the future. The recent killing of George Floyd shines a light on the fact that more than 50 years later, our cities find themselves in much the same circumstances.

State Results of May Survey Show 60% of Americans Support Expanding Vote by Mail

State Results of May Survey Show 60% of Americans Support Expanding Vote by Mail

The second round of a multi-university project to survey people in all 50 states about their opinions on the COVID-19 pandemic response focused on public opinion around increasing access to vote by mail (VBM) for the upcoming Presidential elections. 60%…

Understanding Misinformation on Mobile Instant  Messengers (MIMs) in Developing Countries

Understanding Misinformation on Mobile Instant Messengers (MIMs) in Developing Countries

This mixed-methods research project in Nigeria, India, and Pakistan consisted of surveys, survey experiments, and semi-structured interviews, designed to better understand the spread and impact of misinformation, and in particular of misinformation on mobile messaging apps (MIMs).

New Round of COVID-19 Survey Shows Continued High Support for Policies, Increasing Partisan Divides

New Round of COVID-19 Survey Shows Continued High Support for Policies, Increasing Partisan Divides

The second round of the multi-university project to survey public opinion on COVID-19 response measures in all 50 states was released today. It shows continued high rates of support for state government responses to the crisis, as well as for…

New survey shows U.S. public is ‘firmly opposed’ to reopening the economy immediately

A new national survey conducted by researchers from Harvard Kennedy School, Northeastern University, and Rutgers University shows broad support for COVID-19 response measures, and trust in expertise during the pandemic.

The Commercialization of Decision-Making: Towards a Regulatory Framework to Address Machine Bias over the Internet

This paper was originally published by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Dipayan Ghosh is a Shorenstein Fellow and co-director of the Center’s Digital Platforms and Democracy Project. He has served as an economic policy advisor in the White House…

Key Elements and Functions of a New Digital Regulatory Agency

This Policy Paper is part of the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project’s efforts to explain and disseminate ideas about regulation of major technology and digital platform companies. Click here to read more of their research and commentary. This paper is an…

On the Trail of Xi Jinping: a new Podcast by Jane Perlez

U.S./China relations have seen huge shifts over the past decade. Jane Perlez, former Beijing Bureau Chief for The New York Times, witnessed much of it during her seven years reporting from China. Listen to her new podcast below. You can…

Countering Underinvestment in Prevention by Platform Companies

This Policy Paper is part of the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project’s efforts to explain and disseminate ideas about regulation of major technology and digital platform companies. Click here to read more of their research and commentary. The views expressed in…

Countering Negative Externalities in Digital Platforms

This Policy Paper is part of the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project’s efforts to explain and disseminate ideas about regulation of major technology and digital platform companies. Click here to read more of their research and commentary. The views expressed in…