IFL hosts “Data, Power & Pedagogy”

Data, Power & Pedagogy, a three-day workshop held for educators and researchers on September 27-29, made space to build teaching resources centered on data, surveillance, and targeted advertising. Most people do not understand how much of their data is collected...

IFL hosts panel on social media and data privacy

In 2018, the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal rocked our understanding of online privacy and data-driven politics. In the four years since the news broke, major privacy concerns have everywhere from COVID contact tracing to online educational platforms. Yet there...

IFL hosts “Defining Transparency”

The Information Futures Lab convened policymakers, journalists, and academic researchers to propose a comprehensive standard for defining social media transparency, in collaboration with partners at the Algorithmic Transparency Institute. There is widespread and...

IFL Submits Comment to Meta’s Oversight Board

In July 2022 Meta asked its Oversight Board to consider its policy on COVID-19 misinformation. In turn, the Oversight Board solicited public comments around six key aspects of its pending recommendation. To solicit recommendations about the continuation of Meta’s...

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