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Data & Society is pleased to announce the call for applications for our 2018-19 class of fellowsApply by January 15.

This year’s call seeks applicants from four new categoriesArts and CultureComputer and Data ScienceOrganizational Bridging, and Faculty Fellows.

Successful fellowship projects inform, convene, intervene, or provoke – with an eye to broader impact.

 Around the Institute

Data & Society to Launch Disinformation Action Lab Supported by Knight Foundation
Data & Society is pleased to announce generous new support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to launch the Disinformation Action Lab (DAL), a project to study and analyze propaganda and disinformation threats and develop solutions to address them.
The Radicalization of Utopian Dreams
“They wanted to disrupt the status quo, but weren’t at all prepared for what it would mean when they controlled the infrastructure underlying democracy, the economy, the media, and communication.”  — D&S founder and president danah boydPoints
Apply: Data & Society Media Workshop
On December 13th, D&S experts will showcase our latest evidence-based research to professional journalists and media makers who cover the intersection of society and technology. Spots are extremely limited. Apply by December 1st to be considered for participation.
Continued Impact: “Nonconsensual Image Sharing
As Australia launched a reporting system for “revenge porn”—and New York City officially classified it as a misdemeanor crime—the report Nonconsensual Image Sharing (from D&S and the Center for Innovative Public Health Research) saw a second life in publications such as Refinery29GizmodoCNN MoneyInternational Business Times, and the Los Angeles Times.
Job Opening at D&S! Office Manager
D&S is seeking a dynamic and energetic Office Manager to oversee the smooth operation of our open-space loft office located in the Flatiron district of New York City. Apply by November 30.
 Around the Around

VIDEO: Automation is coming for truckers. But first, they’re being watched.
Produced by Christophe Haubursin, this video from Vox features 2014-15 D&S Fellow Karen Levy on how increasingly intrusive electronic work surveillance is transforming long-haul trucking in the United States.
IBM pitched its Watson supercomputer as a revolution in cancer care. It’s nowhere close
“Perhaps the most stunning overreach is in the company’s claim that Watson for Oncology, through artificial intelligence, can sift through reams of data to generate new insights and identify, as an IBM sales rep put it, ‘even new approaches’ to cancer care. STAT found that the system doesn’t create new knowledge and is artificially intelligent only in the most rudimentary sense of the term.” — Casey Ross and Ike Swetlitz, STAT News
New York attorney general says the FCC won’t help investigate fake net neutrality comments
“Schneiderman argues that the fake comments constitute illegal impersonation and misuse of a person’s identity, and that ‘tens of thousands’ of New York state residents are potentially affected.” — Adi Robertson, The Verge
Job Alert: Principal, Programs at Reboot
Reboot, a social impact firm that promotes inclusive development and accountable governance, is seeking a Principal fluent in systems design and public policy to oversee their programs.
More Events 
November 28
Tech/Law Colloquium
Cornell University
(Ithaca, NY)
December 6
Databite No. 105: K Sabeel Rahman
Data & Society
(New York, NY)
December 11
2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data
Westin Copley Plaza
(Boston, MA)
December 12
Summit on Technology and Jobs
Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer
(Washington, DC)
For more external opportunities, events, and readings, visit our Links page.