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Assuming Good Faith Online
Many online service providers assume that users act in good faith in posting content online. As the online population grows and bad actors multiply, this assumption is hard to sustain.
Proactive Moderation of Online Discussions: Existing Practices and the Potential for Algorithmic Support
Human moderators may intervene to stop users from posting offensive content, but proactive intervention is labor intensive. Algorithmic tools help moderators identify problematic conversations on a large scale.
Misreading Campbell: Lessons for Warhol
Rereading the case in which the Supreme Court first recognized transformative fair use could help the Supreme Court resolve tension between derivative rights and transformative fair use in Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith.
The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age
Intimate privacy concerns the extent to which others may access information about our health, sexuality, gender, and close relationships. The law does not adequately protect intimate privacy.
Auditing Google's Search Headlines as a Potential Gateway to Misleading Content: Evidence from the 2020 U.S. Election
An audit of Google search results shows that videos promoted more election-related misinformation than news stories or ads. Users’ choice of search terms affected the quality of information displayed.
Leveraging Value Creation to Drive the Growth of B2B Platforms
Some assume that Business-to-Business (B2B) platforms are similar to Business-to-Consumer (B2C) platforms. However, the needs of B2B consumers are more complex. B2B platforms create value differently than B2C platforms.
Creating a Platform for Costless Personalization in Clothing
A case study of Threadless reveals the importance of co-inventions combining understanding of technology with business processes. Threadless creates digital dark matter, benefits that cannot easily by measured.
The First Amendment Does Not Protect Replicants
Often, the Constitution protects speech from censorship even if the speaker is not human. However, the Constitution may not bar all regulation of speech created by artificial intelligence-based systems (AI).
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Migrating Away from an Incumbent Platform
Incumbents enjoy competitive advantages over new entrants, because users hesitate to abandon a widely-used platform for one with few users. A new model explores factors that increase and reduce incumbency advantage.
Online Public Health Misinformation, and How to Tame It
Public health misinformation (PHM) causes substantial harm. Online platforms’ efforts to combat PHM are not sufficiently effective. “Soft” regulation such as governmental codes of conduct could help control PHM.