July 15, 2024

Princeton CITP Launches the Digital Witness Lab to Help Journalists Track Bad Actors on Platforms

Read the full announcement and Q & A with Investigative Data Journalist and Engineer, Surya Mattu. Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) is excited to announce the launch of the Digital Witness Lab — an innovative research laboratory where engineers will design software and hardware tools to track the inner workings of social media platforms, and help journalists […]

An Introduction to My Project: Algorithmic Amplification and Society

This article was originally published on the Knight Institute website at Columbia University. The distribution of online speech today is almost wholly algorithm-mediated. To talk about speech, then, we have to talk about algorithms. In computer science, the algorithms driving social media are called recommendation systems, and they are the secret sauce behind Facebook and […]

We’re Hiring CITP Fellows!

The Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy is happy to announce that applications for our in-residence Fellows Program are now open. CITP is seeking candidates for the following three Fellows tracks: Microsoft Visiting Research Scholar/Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy Postdoctoral Research Associate, or More Senior Researcher Visiting Professional The Fellows Program is a competitive […]

Is Internet Voting Secure? The Science and the Policy Battles

I will be presenting a similarly titled paper at the 2022 Symposium Contemporary Issues in Election Law run by the University of New Hampshire Law review, October 7th in Concord, NH. The paper will be published in the UNH Law Review in 2023 and is available now on SSRN. I have already serialized parts of […]

Recommendations for Updating the FTC’s Disclosure Guidelines to Combat Dark Patterns

Last week, CITP’s Tech Policy Clinic, along with Dr. Jennifer King, brought leading interdisciplinary academic researchers together to provide recommendations to the Federal Trade Commission on how it should update the 2013 version of its online digital advertising guidelines (the “Disclosure Guidelines”). This post summarizes the comment’s main takeaways.    We focus on how the FTC […]