Projects at the Center for Civic Media

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After an election, how can citizens hold elected leaders accountable for promises that they made during the campaign season? We are exploring the role citizen monitoring can play in holding elected...
More than a billion people a month visit YouTube to watch videos. Sometimes, those billion people watch the same video. What We Watch is a browser for trending YouTube videos. Some videos trend in a...
Each day we walk by silent buildings and lots. Absent landlords, hibernating developers, abandoned lots—their impact as part of the patchwork is subtle but real. Be they eyesore or brownfield,...
Erase the Border is a web campaign and voice petition platform. It tells the story of the Tohono O'odham people, whose community has been divided along 75 miles of the US-Mexico border by a fence....
Media Cloud is a platform for studying media ecosystems—the relationships between professional and citizen media, between online and offline sources. By tracking millions of stories published online...
Chris Peterson has spent much of the last year exploring user-generated censorship: the process by which people manipulate social media to suppress speech with which they disagree. We often think of...

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