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TEC Talks: How Social Media’s Obsession with Scale Supercharged Disinformation

Conspiracy theories and other false claims have always been part of our discourse, even (and perhaps especially) our politics. But modern technologies seem to have changed the...

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TEC Talks: Section 230 – Online Speech and Tech Responsibility

The third talk in our TEC Talks series called “Section 230: Online Speech and Tech Responsibility,” featured Danielle Citron, Jefferson Scholars Foundation Schenck...

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Art and History

Rome: Paolo and Francesca (Inferno 5)

Dante and his guide Virgil are in the second circle of Hell, where lust, one of the sins of incontinence, is eternally punished in the ‘hellish squall.’ Here, the two poets...

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Deepfake Conference Panel III: Marginalized Populations

How can truth emerge in a deep-fake ridden marketplace of ideas? Are we ready for the looming challenges to national security, elections, privacy, and reputation? What role will...

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Science and Technology

TEC Talks: What Do We Value? The Ethics of Tech Accountability

Conspiracy theories and other false claims have always been part of our discourse, even (and perhaps especially) our politics. But modern technologies seem to have changed the...

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Career Development

The Freedom to Listen

Beyond recognizing the inherent importance of public discourse to democracy, a reckoning must be made that listening itself constitutes discourse as much as does speech — that...

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Short Video: La Divina Commedia Inferno 13 in HD (with English subtitles available; 3 minutes) Article: Leo Spitzer, “Speech and Language in Inferno XIII.” Italica, vol. 19,...

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TEC Talks: The Ethics of Verification, Identity, and Anonymity on the Internet

This session will feature David Magerman, co-founder and managing partner at Differential Ventures and an advocate for internet reform, and Jillian C. York, Director of...

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Art and History

Rome: Infernal Rome (Inferno 18 & 27)

In Inferno 18, Dante and Virgil enter Malebolge (or Evil Pouches) in the eighth circle of Hell where fraud is punished. In the first pouch, the crowd of panderers and seducers...

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Rome: Hell’s Vineyard (Inferno 13)

Highlights Dante wrote the poem for the citizens of Florence in order to “remove those living this life from a state of misery to a state of bliss” (7:20). Dante wants us to...

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View the discussion recorded on Monday, March 22, 2021, with Mark McKenna, Elizabeth M. Renieris, and special guests Danielle Citron and Yael Eisenstat. Register to participate in...

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