Professors Carroll and DeNardis will discuss what is currently known about the causes of the Facebook outages. The discussion will explain how Facebook and other Internet platforms rely on a technological architecture that has enabled the rapid growth of the Internet but that also has a number of security risks and other pitfalls that Internet users should understand. The discussion will also touch on whether this episode reveals a need for greater regulation at the technical level of how Internet platforms operate, leaving for another day discussion of regulating the content on these platforms.
Prog Information Justice & Intellectual Property
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