The Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) is a bold initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill dedicated to researching, understanding, and responding to the growing impact of the internet, social media, and other forms of digital information sharing.
Deen Freelon: political expression through digital media, data science and computational methods for analyzing large digital datasets
Daniel Kreiss: impact of technological change on the public sphere and political practice
Alice Marwick: social, political and cultural implications of popular social media technologies
Zeynep Tufekci: social movements and civics, privacy and surveillance, social interaction, big data, algorithmic decision making
Gary Marchionini: human-information interaction, interface design and testing, and digital libraries
David Ardia: impact of new information technologies on law and society, legal and social effects on government and private intermediaries, role of government and private intermediaries in shaping speech
Tori Ekstrand: hot news doctrine and its impact in the age of Big Data
CITAP DIGITAL POLITICS
Platforms and digital media have fundamentally changed electoral politics. Launched in January 2020, citapdigitalpolitics.com offers a set of resources for analyzing how platforms, law, and ethics shape the ways campaigns communicate with voters.
Watch and Learn
For additional books and public reports, go the CITAP Investigators page and link to each faculty member’s homepage.