The NoC released its Roadmap for 2017 / 2018: "Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers".
Five years after an inaugural Symposium focused on structural changes and tipping points of Internet-driven developments, the Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC) is invited to reunite as a growing global community of almost 80 Centers and meet from November 8-10, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro to identify, explore, and address the opportunities and challenges of Artificial Intelligence as we seek to build a better, more inclusive, and diverse world together.
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society has launched a research, policy analysis, and network building effort devoted to the study of hate speech, in close collaboration with the Center for Communication Governance at National Law University in New Delhi, the Digitally Connected network, and in conjunction with Network of Centers (NoC). This effort aims to develop research methods and protocols to enable and support robust cross-country comparisons; study and document country experiences, including the policies and practices of governments and private companies, as well as civic society initiatives and responses; and build and expand research, advocacy, and support networks.
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About the Network of Centers
Launched in 2012, the global Network of Internet & Society Centers (NoC) is a collaborative initiative among academic institutions with a focus on interdisciplinary research on the development, social impact, policy implications, and legal issues concerning the Internet. This collective aims to increase interoperability between participating centers in order to stimulate the creation of new cross-national, cross-disciplinary conversation, debate, teaching, learning, and engagement regarding the most pressing questions around new technologies, social change, and related policy and regulatory developments. Check out the current participating centers, and learn how to get involved!