Ben Shepard
Ben Shepard

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Mon, Nov 30

Six From Duke Elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fellows are recognized for their distinguished scientific and social contributions. Nita A. Farahany, Robinson O. Everett Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society: For distinguished contributions to the field of neuroethics, enabling responsible and equitable development and implementation of new knowledge and technologies in neuroscience.

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Mon, Oct 26

Section 230: A Reform Agenda for the Next Administration

Section 230 has been the subject of bipartisan criticism in Washington, with both President Trump and former Vice President Biden arguing that the controversial law should be revoked. As the election has approached, a flurry of legislative proposals have taken aim at the law.

Tue, Oct 06

Immigration Projects Explore Biometrics, Mental Health and Deportation Issues

As one of the most important issues facing the U.S. and countries around the globe, immigration raises complex questions about identity, culture, economics, social services, health care and security.

Fri, Sep 04

Facebook’s Pre–Election Day Ban on Political Ads Will Likely Suppress Important Speech

On Thursday, Facebook announced a set of U.S. election season changes to political advertising and content moderation.

Wed, Sep 02

COVID-19, and the Costs of Big Data

TikTok’s illicit collection of user data recently drew fire from US officials. But TikTok’s base—largely young adults under 25—was unfazed. In viral videos posted in July and August, users expressed little concern about their digital privacy.

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