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Topics to expect at the Independent Tech Researchers’ Summit

By Brandi Geurkink

Last week, I wrote about the Coalition’s founding ideals and why we’re bringing the community together around this Summit. In the second blog of the Summit series, I wanted to share some of the key themes that we’re hearing from our members about the ideas, needs, and ambitions of the independent technology research community. From … Continue reading Topics to expect at the Independent Tech Researchers’ Summit

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

CITR commends new federal complaint seeking legal certainty for independent technology researchers

By Brandi Geurkink

Today, Ethan Zuckerman (who is a board member of the Coalition for Independent Technology Research) filed a lawsuit seeking confirmation from a federal court in the northern district of California that building tools for public interest research on social media platforms like Facebook does not violate the law. The Coalition for Independent Technology Research applauds … Continue reading CITR commends new federal complaint seeking legal certainty for independent technology researchers

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