Northeastern University professor David Lazer discussed the impact of the internet on misinformation and the spread of political ideas at a lecture at the Harvard Kennedy School Tuesday.
Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg ’06 took part in a discussion about data security and targeted advertising at Harvard Law School earlier this month. HLS professor Zittrain said that Zuckerberg’s level of personal control over Facebook policies made him a good candidate for the conversation.
Facebook suspended a data analytics company founded by University professor Gary King last week, saying it will investigate how the group collects, shares, and stores user data.
King and Persily’s commission, composed of academics across the social sciences, will have access to all of Facebook’s user data in an anonymized form.
Facebook is funding a new initiative at the Kennedy School that aims to develop better defenses against cyber attacks targeting the United States’s elections.
Zuckerberg said the biggest challenge facing Harvard’s Class of 2017 is to create a world “where everyone has a sense of purpose.”
Most meme groups are anonymous—save for a few friends in any given group, they’re populated by strangers who don’t know each other beyond a profile picture or an “about” page. With the Tweens group, the rule is reversed: Most members go to the same school, live on the same campus, and know each other, or at least know of each other, in real life.
Mark Zuckerberg was named as Harvard's Commencement Speaker this year. Looks like he'll finally get to experience a real Harvard graduation.
Almost 25 after graduating, the Class of 1991 has selected Sandberg as its Chief Marshal in this year’s Commencement ceremony—a position awarded to a class member who has achieved success in their careers, contributed to their communities, and served the College, according to the Harvard Alumni Association’s website.
As if clicking ‘Like’ on Facebook weren’t expressive enough, now there are six different ways you’re allowed to feel about someone’s new profile picture or Go Fund Me post. Now ALL SIX human emotions are displayed when you hover over the ‘Like’ button. Instead of just liking you-know-who’s 100th post of the day, you can show them that Facebook activism really does make a difference by letting them know that you too are “sad” or “angry” at the state of the world. Go crazy.
As hundreds students filled through through the revolving doors of the Science Center Sunday afternoon, they were greeted by a familiar space transformed into a tropical haven, surrounded by the sights and sounds of simply warmer times.