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Bekah Overdorf

Fellow

Information Controls Fellow

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As an Information Controls Fellow, Bekah worked with online social networking data in Central Asia to identify fake accounts and monitor and assess their activities as well as their effect on the overall network.

Her background is in studying the effects that machine learning has on privacy and the ways that it can be used to attack private systems or other private information, and, more broadly, studying the effects that technologies have on society and developing technologies to measure and counter these negative externalities. This project focused on the effect that the shift to social media platforms for public discourse has had on what information we have access to and how this is a form of modern censorship. Numerous papers were produced as a result of the project.

Funding to date

2018 $55,400 12 months
Information Controls Fellowship

Total Funding: $55,400

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