Amyoli Internet Research Lab

Nick Gondek Moderates The Great Deplatforming Panel

Nick Gondek Moderates The Great Deplatforming Panel

AIR lab’s Nick Gondek moderated a great panel of “experts in law, technology, and policy discussing the implications of the historic deplatforming of a US president, as well as recent moves by tech companies to mitigate hate speech and other harmful forms of speech online.” Panelists included:

• Amy Bruckman, Professor and Associate Chair in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech
• Shagun Jhaver, Postdoctoral Scholar in the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington and Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
• Randy Picker, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago
• Phil Stupak, Fellow at Harris Cyber Policy Initiative and Adjunct Lecturer at University of Chicago Graham School

Sadly, the event was not recorded but Nick did a great job! Well done Nick!

Two New Papers Coming Out

The AIR lab has two new papers coming out, both with fantastic collaborators. The first paper is a study of how Black Lives Matter novice in-person protesters manage privacy and security advice. This work will be presented at CHI 2021 and was conducted with collaborators in the SUPERgroup – Maia Boyd, Jamar Sullivan, and Blase Ur. The second paper is a study of how well users understand the difference between native and third party apps on Alexa and will be published in Transactions on Internet Technology. This work is also conducted with another great set of collaborators including David Major (Princeton), Danny Huang (NYU), and Nick Feamster.

Marshini Receives NSF CAREER award

National Science Foundation logoMarshini was awarded a CAREER award by the National Science Foundation to study the impact of educational technologies on school children’s privacy. You can read more about the project overview here. There is also a nice summary of my work on the UChicago CS department webpage which you can read here.