Public Interest Technology Publications

Discussion Papers, Domestic Affairs, Papers, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Public Interest Technology, Publications, Technology,
A Turning Point in the Oversight of Digital Platforms: A Challenge for American Leadership
February 25, 2021
The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School...
Faculty Research, Policy & Issues, Public Interest Technology, Publications, Technology,
Space Invaders: The Networked Terrain of Zoom Bombing
August 26, 2020
In this report, the authors examine how Zoom bombing works, the sociotechnical systems that enabled it, and the networked terrain of the attacks.
Disinformation, Faculty Research, Policy & Issues, Public Interest Technology, Publications, Race & Gender, Technology,
Canaries in the Coal Mine: COVID-19 Misinformation and Black Communities
June 24, 2020
Even as Black people are disproportionately dying from the virus due to systemic racism, harmful inaccuracies about COVID-19 are metastasizing in Black...
Faculty Research, Government Institutions, Papers, Policy & Issues, Public Interest Technology, Publications, Tech Policy, Technology,
Countering Underinvestment in Prevention by Platform Companies
October 31, 2019
This Policy Paper is part of the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project’s efforts to explain and disseminate ideas about regulation of major technology...
Disinformation, Faculty Research, Papers, Policy & Issues, Public Interest Technology, Publications, Tech Policy, Technology,
Countering Negative Externalities in Digital Platforms
October 7, 2019
This Policy Paper is part of the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project’s efforts to explain and disseminate ideas about regulation of major technology...
Faculty Research, Papers, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Public Interest Technology, Publications, Tech Policy, Technology,
The Right Way to Regulate Digital Platforms
September 18, 2019
This Policy Paper is part of the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project's efforts to explain and disseminate ideas about regulation of major technology...
Faculty Research, Policy & Issues, Public Interest Technology, Tech Policy,
Privacy Design Forecast 2019
April 23, 2019
Privacy Design Forecast 2019 is a collection of design concepts illustrating how designers, researchers, and engineers are improving data privacy experiences...
Disinformation, Faculty Research, Papers, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Public Interest Technology, Publications, Tech Policy, Technology,
Big Tech and Democracy: The Critical Role of Congress
April 23, 2019
In March 2019, two projects at Harvard Kennedy School—the Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project at the Belfer Center and the Platform Accountability...
Business & Economics, Faculty Research, Government Institutions, Papers, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Public Interest Technology, Publications, Tech Policy, Technology,
Platform Accountability: An Interim Measure
April 15, 2019
Download the PDF of this paper here. Introduction The major digital platform companies present a large, complicated array of benefits and problems...
Discussion Papers, Domestic Affairs, Government Institutions, Papers, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Public Interest Technology, Publications, Race & Gender,
Can Cities Save the Census? A Local Framework for Our Nation's First Digital Count
April 1, 2019
With trust in federal government and institutions at historic lows, local governments, including cities and counties, must play a critical role in the...