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A new volume, Digital Technologies in Emerging Countries, edited by Francis Fukuyama and Marietje Schaake gathers comparative data on digital technology issues affecting ECs that will inform government policy, the platforms, and civil society around the world.

The European Commission has sought input via a call for comments, as they evaluate access to data from very large online platforms and very large search engines by researchers, a key measure of the Digital Services Act.

In response to the U.S. surgeon general’s advisory about social media’s impacts on youth and adolescents, Stanford scholar Jeff Hancock reflects on what parents, policymakers, and educators can do to help children create healthy habits online. Published in Stanford News.

New work in the journal Nature looks at the real effect of "filter bubble's" on users' web browsing behavior.

Joan Barata of the Program on Platform Regulation looks at the Fake News Bill of Brazil and the implications for freedom of expression. Published in Tech Policy Press.

Four legal experts, including PPR's Daphne Keller weigh in on two cases at the United States Supreme Court that could alter how the internet functions, how it is governed, and how users engage with it. Published in Freedom House.

In this Help Net Security video, James X. Dempsey, Senior Policy Advisor at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center, discusses large language models’ security and privacy risks.

A transatlantic background and a decade of experience as a lawmaker in the European Parliament has given Marietje Schaake a unique perspective as a researcher investigating the harms technology is causing to democracy and human rights.

Apply to present at the Trust and Safety Research Conference! Abstracts due April 30, 2023.

As the war in Ukraine continues to reshape security needs in Europe and globally, scholars from the Freeman Spogli Institute agree that Finland can play a unique leadership role in defense and cybersecurity alliances.

We watched 100 hours of TikTok videos while waiting for a research API. Will it be worth the wait?

The second annual Trust & Safety Research Conference, sponsored by the Stanford Internet Observatory, will take place at the Alumni Center at Stanford University

A cornerstone of life online has been that platforms are not responsible for content posted by users. What happens if that immunity goes away? Daphne Keller spoke with Isaac Chotiner of The New Yorker about how the Supreme Court may change how the Internet functions.

Authors: Josh A. Goldstein, Girish Sastry, Micah Musser, Renée DiResta, Matthew Gentzel, Katerina Sedova

SIO releases its annual report summarizing its first three years of research, teaching and policy and laying the path for the years to come.

Blogs

The pitfalls of analyzing emerging events on Twitter.

No one really knows what Elon Musk’s company is doing to free speech. (From The Atlantic)

Moderated Content host Evelyn Douek discusses Twitter’s data security problems and what this says about privacy regulation more generally with Whitney Merrill, the Data Protection Officer and Privacy Counsel at Asana and long-time privacy lawyer including as an attorney at the FTC, and Riana Pfefferkorn, a Research Scholar at the Stanford Internet Observatory.

Large-scale voting fraud may be a chimera, but counting a rising number of ballots quickly will require investments in state and local election administration. Published in the Wall Street Journal.