Events at the Cyber Policy Center
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NOVEMBER 8 | European Developments in Internet Regulation
Moderator Daphne Keller, in conversation with Aleksandra Kuczerawy for European Developments in Internet Regulation.
OCTOBER 11 | The Microeconomics of Disinformation
How might microeconomic principles help us understand how disinformation campaigns are actually organized, and the kinds of tactics they are likely to deploy going into the future
OCTOBER 4 | Echo Chambers, Rabbit Holes, and Algorithmic Bias: How YouTube Recommends Content to Real Users
With Josh Tucker of NYU in conversation with Nate Persily. To what extent does the YouTube recommendation algorithm push users into echo chambers, ideologically biased content, or rabbit holes? Despite growing popular concern, recent work suggests that the recommendation algorithm is not pushing users into these echo chambers. However, existing research relies heavily on the use of anonymous data collection that does not account for the personalized nature of the recommendation algorithm.
SEPTEMBER 27 | Platform Policies for the 2022 Election
Nate Persily, in conversation with Katie Harbath, CEO of Anchor Change and former Facebook Public Policy Director, for a look at the announcement by the major tech companies of their plans to protect the integrity of the 2022 midterms. During this talk, we'll dive into what it is that they are doing and ask the question on top of everyone's minds, "Is it enough?"
JUNE 7 | Enhancing the FTC's Consumer Protection Authority to Regulate Social Media Companies
Featuring Susan Ness and Paul Barrett, moderated by Julie Owono
MAY 31 | A Former South African Politician’s Effort to Combat Misinformation in Elections
Former South African MP Phumzile Van Damme, who launched a project to tackle the spread of misinformation on social media platforms before and during the local government elections in November 2021, talkins with Julie Owono on methodology used, and results observed. The webinar will also discuss the challenges faced in ensuring that South African users and citizens have access to reliable information.
MAY 24 | Bridging the Cybersecurity Data Gap with Privacy Protected Data Sharing
Taylor Reynolds of MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative, Megan Stifel of the Institute for Security and Technology, and Klara Jordan, Chief Public Policy Officer of the Cyber Peace Institute, in conversation with Kelly Born of the Hewlett Foundation.
MAY 17 | Exposure to Untrustworthy Websites in the 2020 US Election
Featuring Jeff Hancock, Ross Dahlke & Ryan Moore of the Social Media Lab.
MAY 10 | Big Speech
Featuring Kate Klonick of St. John’s University Law School, in conversation with Nate Persily of the Cyber Policy Center.
MAY 3 | Semiconductors, Supply Chains and Industrial Policy
A webinar on Semiconductors, Supply Chains and Industrial Policy featuring Annet Aris of ASML, Sarah V. Stewart of Silverado Policy Accelerator, Eva Maydell of the European Parliament, and Kim Jørgensen of the European Commission, with Marietje Schaake of the Cyber Policy Center as moderator.
APRIL 26 | Bug Bounties & Bridge-Building: Lessons from Cybersecurity Vulnerability Disclosure for Addressing Socio-Technical Harms
A conversation on the nascent adoption of ‘bug bounties,’ a popular bug-for-reward-style audit mechanism in the cybersecurity domain, (and related approaches, such as VDPs and pentesting) to the discovery of various social-technical harms, including those inflicted through algorithmic (or “AI”) systems.
APRIL 19 | The Loop: How Technology is Creating a World Without Choices and How to Fight Back
AI is about to do to our ability to make decisions for ourselves what Google maps did to our ability to navigate. Drawing on interviews with over 100 scientists and 10-years of front-line reporting from the cutting edge of behavior-shaping technology, Jacob Ward's new book, The Loop: How Technology is Creating a World Without Choices is a warning about our growing reliance on AI, and an encouragement to protect the best parts of being human.
APRIL 12 | Internet Freedom Under Threat - The Divergent Paths of Taiwan and Hong Kong
Jason Hsu and Charles Mok in conversation with Larry Diamond, on how Taiwan and Hong Kong face increasing threats of online misinformation and cybersecurity risks, but the freedoms of the Internet for their citizens appear to be heading in opposite directions.
APRIL 7 | Cybersecurity Law: A View from the Front Lines
Jim Dempsey of the Program on Geopolitics, Technology and Governance at the CPC, along with Alicia Lowery Rosenbaum, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Cybersecurity Technology and Trust at Salesforce and Travis LeBlanc, the vice chair of the cyber/data/privacy practice at Cooley and a Senate-confirmed member of the U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
MARCH 15 | Global Perspectives on Crypto-Asset Regulation
Aman Nair of India’s Centre for Internet and Society and Valerie Shen of Third Way, in conversation with Kelly Born of the Hewlett Foundation, discuss the use cases and limitations of crypto-assets, compare relevant regulatory regimes from around the world, discuss the debate over the proper legal and regulatory framework for crypto-enabled crime, and explore how to govern crypto-assets while supporting widespread financial stability.