The Ethics of the Internet

Ethan Zuckerman, MIT Center for Civic Media

The free flow of information online was expected to promote a more cohesive and democratic society. Instead, trust in long standing institutions has been severely fractured. Can technology be part of the solution?

Ethan Zuckerman, Director, MIT Center for Civic Media

Ethan Zuckerman is director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT and associate professor of the practice at MIT’s Media Lab. With Rebecca MacKinnon, Ethan cofounded the international blogging community Global Voices, which showcases news and opinions from citizen media in over 150 nations and 30 languages. Ethan's research focuses on issues of internet freedom, civic engagement through digital tools, and international connections through media. He blogs at and lives in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts.

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