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Information Controls Fellow

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Information Controls Fellow

As an Information Controls Fellow, this fellow intends to work with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study how individuals involved in protests in Sudan gained awareness of circumvention tools and the mechanisms that led to adoption.

Specifically, the fellow will explore the role of social media in Sudan's recent protests, how and when circumvention tools were used to overcome censorship, how awareness of such tools was raised, and the government's efforts to proliferate misinformation to disrupt protect activities. Given the global proliferation of censorship, especially network shutdowns, this project will provide critical insights into how communication continues to occur during these events.

Funding to date

2019 $55,400 12 months
Information Controls Fellowship

Total Funding: $55,400