Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

Internet

Different business models have evolved for providing information on the Internet, including search engines, which make money from advertising; subscription web sites; and free web sites which drive off-line sales. Scholars examine the evolution of this marketplace and its implications for content providers and businesses.

TAP Blog

Google Isn't Required To De-Index Negative Ripoff Report

Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman examines the Fakhrian v. Google Inc. case which pits a request for removal of defamatory content against Section 230 and the First Amendment.

Eric Goldman

Fact Sheets

Social Networking

Social networking websites are places on the Internet where people can connect with those who share their interests. Additionally, they can function as economic “platforms” that serve different groups of many users, including consumers, advertisers, game developers, and others. 

Quote

Rape threats on a stranger’s Facebook photo could land a man in prison. Why that’s a big deal.

"It’s not any other life. It’s your real life, it’s terrifying, and it can get terrorizing." — Danielle Citron, Professor of Law, University of Maryland

Danielle Citron
The Washington Post
June 22, 2016

Featured Article

Ideological Segregation Online and Offline

Measures the degree of ideological segregation in the market for online news and compares this to other news sources.

By: Jesse Shapiro, Matthew Gentzkow