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Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics & Public Policy

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics & Public Policy was awarded $344,000 between 1991 and 2020, including 3 grants in Technology in the Public Interest.

$200,000

2020 • 1 year

The Technology and Social Change Program (TaSC) at Harvard University's Shorenstein Center explores how media manipulation is a  means to control public conversation, derail democracy and disrupt society. TaSC conducts and publishes research, develops methods, and facilitates workshops for journalists, policymakers, technologists, and civil society organizations on how to detect, document, and debunk media manipulation campaigns. The award provides flexible support to TaSC as it undertakes research and analysis and hosts events focused on the impact of disinformation on technology platforms in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial justice uprising in the U.S.

$44,000

2019 • 3 months • Technology in the Public Interest

The award supports the Covering Hate Workshop hosted by the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Shorenstein Center. The Workshop will provide reporters with historical background to and media frames for covering white supremacist movements, so that they come away with a better understanding of potential unintended network effects and may better advance public understanding of the dangers of racist organizing online and off.

$100,000

1991 • 1 year

To support the project The 1992 Presidential Election in Prime Time.

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