Our first Independent Tech Researchers’ Summit

By Brandi Geurkink

In just a couple of weeks, the Coalition will host our first Independent Tech Researchers’ Summit. The Summit will be a virtual space where, over two days, CITR members will deepen connections, share knowledge, and begin to build essential network infrastructure to support the community of people who research, investigate, and report on technology’s impacts … Continue reading Our first Independent Tech Researchers’ Summit

Introducing the DSA Data Access Audit

By Rebekah Tromble, Josephine Lukito, Megan Brown, Kaicheng Yang and Brandi Geurkink

In a year of more than 70 global elections, the need for independent researchers to have access to social media data has never been greater. That’s why the Coalition for Independent Technology Research and George Washington University’s Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics (IDDP) are launching a new project aimed at auditing the state of … Continue reading Introducing the DSA Data Access Audit

Coalition for Independent Tech Research Files Amicus Brief in Murthy v. Missouri, Defending First Amendment Rights of Researchers

By The Executive Board

On 26 December 2023, the Coalition for Independent Technology Research (CITR) filed an amicus brief in Murthy v. Missouri, a case before the US Supreme Court concerning the US government’s ability to communicate with independent researchers and social media platforms about content moderation. This case was originally brought forward in May 2022 (known then as … Continue reading Coalition for Independent Tech Research Files Amicus Brief in Murthy v. Missouri, Defending First Amendment Rights of Researchers

Welcoming Brandi Geurkink as our inaugural Executive Director

By J. Nathan Matias

The Coalition for Independent Technology Research’s Board is thrilled to announce that Brandi Geurkink will lead the Coalition as our inaugural Executive Director beginning in the new year. 🎉 Since its launch in October 2022, the Coalition has grown to more than 300 individual researchers and 50 research groups who work together to advance, defend, … Continue reading Welcoming Brandi Geurkink as our inaugural Executive Director