Academic Writing

Disinformation on Steroids

Author(s): 
Danielle Citron
Publication Date: 
October 16, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

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Filtering Out the Bots: What Americans Actually Told the FCC about Net Neutrality Repeal

Author(s): 
Ryan Singel
Publication Date: 
October 15, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

In the leadup to the FCC's historic vote in December 2017 to repeal all net neutrality protections, 22 million comments were filed to the agency.

But unfortunately, millions of those comments were fake. Some of the fake comment were part of sophisticated campaigns that filed fake comments using the names of real people - including journalists, Senators and dead people.

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Comments for Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) review of the Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Bill 2018

Author(s): 
Riana Pfefferkorn
Publication Date: 
October 11, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Comments submitted to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) of the Australian Parliament on the revised draft (20 September 2018 version) of the Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Bill 2018.

How to make technology a force for good

Author(s): 
Ben Scott
Publication Date: 
September 26, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Two steps forward. Two steps back. That seems to be the tale that history will tell about the role of the internet as a force for democracy in the early 21st century.

Government Hacking Makes Everyone Less Safe

Author(s): 
Jennifer Granick
Publication Date: 
September 13, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Last week, the Justice Department filed criminal charges against a North Korean operative for a malware attack that endangered hospital systems and crippled the computers of businesses, governments, and individuals around the world. Americans might be surprised to learn that the software used for this 2017 attack — known as “WannaCry” — was based on a hacking tool created by the U.S. government itself.

Don’t Force Google to Export Other Countries’ Laws

Author(s): 
Daphne Keller
Publication Date: 
September 10, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

On Tuesday, in a courtroom in Luxembourg, the Court of Justice of the European Union is to consider whether Google must enforce the “right to be forgotten” — which requires search engines to erase search results based on European law — everywhere in the world.

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