Organisation

Data & Society Research Institute

Description

Data & Society is a research institute in New York City that is focused on the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric and automated technologies.

Items published

Report

Artisanal, community-reliant, and industrial approaches
14 Nov 2018

This report provides fresh insights for those developing content moderation policy and regulation by illustrating how leading companies’ missions, business models, and team sizes influence their approaches. Along the way, the report teases out the emergent challenges and tensions these actors face in balancing context...

Report

5 Nov 2018

“Data craft” is the term Acker coins for all those “practices that create, rely on, or even play with the proliferation of data on social media by engaging with new computational and algorithmic mechanisms of organization and classification.” This report elucidates what metadata is, how...

Report

The political perils of online ad tech
17 Oct 2018

This report argues that today’s digital advertising infrastructure creates disturbing new opportunities for political manipulation and other forms of antidemocratic strategic communication.

Report

10 Oct 2018

This report assesses how human rights can be applied in the governance of AI and offers initial recommendations for stakeholders, including technology companies, governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society groups, academia and the United Nations.

Report

18 Sep 2018

This resource offers insights into the connection between influence, amplification, monetization and radicalization, at a time when platform companies struggle to handle policies and standards for extremist influencers.

Items associated

Report

2 Mar 2017

A new report finds that teens and young adults express low levels of trust in the news media and use a variety of strategies to confirm, verify, and clarify the stories they care about, according to a study produced by Data & Society Research Institute...

Items authored

Items published/produced

18

Associated content

1