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More researchers needed to rid the internet of harmful material, UK communications boss says at Northeastern conference
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More researchers needed to rid the internet of harmful material, UK communications boss says at Northeastern conference

Ofcom chief executive Melanie Dawes calls for “potential groundbreaking change” during the Internet and Society event in London.
Google, Meta and Ofcom reps to discuss the internet’s impact on democracy during conference at Northeastern’s London campus
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Google, Meta and Ofcom reps to discuss the internet’s impact on democracy during conference at Northeastern’s London campus

Google, Meta and Ofcom reps will meet on May 10 to discuss the the role of the internet in structuring democracy, society and markets.
New book describes how Black Americans used the power of networks and allies to organize largest protests in nation’s history
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New book describes how Black Americans used the power of networks and allies to organize largest protests in nation’s history

“Black Networks Matter” author David Lazer says networks contributed to scale and diversity of “unprecedented” Black Lives Matter protests.
A generational divide on views of Israel … in both parties, according to new survey 
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A generational divide on views of Israel … in both parties, according to new survey 

“I think one topline finding that resonates with prior survey findings and some prior research is that there are both partisan and generational differences in attitudes towards Israel and Palestine,” David Lazer says.
‘We owe it to each other.’ How to listen to opposing points of view in an age of political divide
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‘We owe it to each other.’ How to listen to opposing points of view in an age of political divide

David Lazer and other panelists in series on tackling difficult issues say it’s important to listen to others, not shut down political speech.
Northeastern receives $17.5 million from CDC to launch infectious disease prediction center
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Northeastern receives $17.5 million from CDC to launch infectious disease prediction center

Renowned network scientist Alessandro Vespignani will head a new innovation center that will prepare the United States for future epidemics.
Democrats and Republicans consume very different news content on Facebook, researcher says
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Democrats and Republicans consume very different news content on Facebook, researcher says

Facebook political news is segregated, “asymmetrical” and a lot more content labeled as misinformation is from the right than the left.
Many Republicans don’t believe the election results, a new survey says

Many Republicans don’t believe the election results, a new survey says

Most Democrats believe Joe Biden won the election fairly while skeptical Republican voters say otherwise, a new survey says.
Trust in COVID-19 vaccines aligns with political parties, new national study finds

Trust in COVID-19 vaccines aligns with political parties, new national study finds

Supporters of Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci were significantly more likely to get vaccinated than backers of President Donald Trump.
Trump’s pandemic approval ratings rise for the first time, new national study finds
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Trump’s pandemic approval ratings rise for the first time, new national study finds

The increase was small, but it was enough to reverse a continuous decline, according to a survey by researchers from Northeastern, Harvard, Northwestern, and Rutgers.