Research Initiative

Tech Policy

A handful of large digital platforms dominate the public space online. Every day, these platforms make decisions on a range of issues that affect the public sphere—including misinformation, hate speech, and digital advertising. The world’s leading technology firms – most of which are U.S. companies – today operate in a largely unregulated environment. The Shorenstein Center is bringing research-based thinking around the challenge of tech regulation to policy makers through writing, convenings, and expert testimony.

Related Shorenstein Center Projects

The TaSC project conducts research, develops methods, and facilitates workshops for journalists, policy makers, technologists, and civil society organizations on how to detect, document, and debunk media manipulation and disinformation campaigns. 

The Digital Platforms & Democracy Project at the Shorenstein Center aims to address questions about how to regulate large digital platforms through expert analysis, research, and convenings of policy makers and experts in the field.

The Public Interest Tech Lab offers scholars and future leaders practical technology tools and experience, to help reimagine how technology can be used by governments and civil society for public good.


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Harvard Magazine Features Shorenstein Center Disinformation Researchers
Dr. Joan Donovan, Shorenstein Center Research Director and Director of the Technology and Social Change Project, is featured in this month's Harvard...
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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...