New Paper: Internet Architecture as Proxy for State Power

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Internet Freedom in the Age of Internet Control 

The Internet is no longer just a communication system. It is also a control system in which more objects than people are connected to the network. Society is moving from a world in which content is digitally mediated to one in which all of life is digitally mediated. Beneath content, the Internet’s physical and logical infrastructure is the technical scaffolding holding up basic systems of finance, commerce, transportation, industrial control systems, and surveillance technologies, as well as social interactions and access to knowledge.

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Congratulations, Dr. Milosevic

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Tijana Milosevic has just successfully defended her dissertation, “Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies: Towards Digital Dignity.” Tijana is the fourth student from the PhD program in Communication to earn the degree.

Tijana entered the program in the Fall 2012 after earning a Master’s Degree in Media and Public Affairs from George Washington University. She completed her doctoral degree in under three years. Her dissertation analyzes the role of social media platforms in preventing bullying and the relative effectiveness of mechanisms that are used.Read More »

Press Release: Derrick Cogburn at the Forefront of Internet Governance Developments

Cogburn_NETmundial_Micby Maya Aguilar (via american.edu)

SIS Associate Professor Derrick Cogburn has been a longtime scholar of Internet governance issues. Recently, he has been involved in several significant developments in the Internet governance sphere. Earlier this year, Cogburn was selected as one of three academic representatives to the High-Level Multistakeholder Committee (HLM) of NETmundial, the 2014 Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance held from April 23-24, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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