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Special Series - Open to the Public

Countering Extremism and Incitement to Violence Online

Fri., Jan. 7, 2022 | 11:00am - 1:00pm

To Be Announced

This event is part one of a special series of convenings conducted through the Democracy and Internet Governance Initiative, hosted by Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy. The Initiative focuses on identifying solutions to the harms caused by digital platforms, such as social media. Countering Extremism and Incitement to Violence Online focuses on addressing radicalization, extremism, and incitement to violence through online platforms. 

The event is co-chaired by Belfer Center Director Ash Carter and Shorenstein Center Director Nancy Gibbs.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Big Tech's Impact on Public Purpose: How Recent Decisions Will Shape Society

Tue., Jan. 19, 2021 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm


The recent decision by Big Tech to ban prominent politicians, including President Donald Trump, and enforce strict content moderation against hate speech, mis/disinformation, and violence is a new precedent that could prove consequential for the future of online speech—and for the future of democracy. 

Join Belfer Center's Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project as it brings together leading experts to discuss the timeliness, constitutionality, and societal implications of Big Tech's latest demonstration of power.