Projects at the Center for Civic Media

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CLIFF parses news articles and pulls out people, organizations and places mentioned. A number of tools do this, so why did we create CLIFF? We've built on those tools to add disambiguation tailored...
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...
As part of our larger effort to build out a suite of tools for community organizers, we are helping to build their capacity to do their own creative data visualization and presentation. New computer-...
Action Path is location-based survey platform for Android smartphones that crowdsources feedback from citizens in a way that fosters civic learning through reflective political practice. Existing...
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...
Media Cloud is a system that facilitates massive content analysis of news on the Web. Developed by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, Media Cloud already analyzes...

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