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‘Who is guarding Facebook’s guardians?’ Lawmakers can step up oversight

Facebook’s Oversight Board voted to uphold the social media company’s suspension of former President Donald Trump on its platforms but insisted the company must review the suspension to determine an appropriate length of time and develop clearer policies to balance freedom of expression and public safety. Professor of government Sarah Kreps says that Facebook’s Oversight Board acts like a private firm without real accountability of its own and that its consequential decision making over Facebook’s policies require additional independent oversight.

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About the Milstein Program

The Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity is for students who want to combine a superb liberal arts education in Cornell’s College of Arts & Sciences with the cutting-edge programs at Cornell Tech in New York City. Milstein Program scholars understand the necessity of a diverse set of skills to tackle today’s most challenging issues. They might love studying Chaucer or capital markets, but they’re also fascinated with technology. The interdisciplinary learning experience of the Milstein Program helps students become innovative leaders across a broad spectrum of fields—leaders who are both tech-savvy and steeped in humanistic values.

Students in the Milstein Program will spend their academic years at the Ithaca campus, pursuing a broad and rigorous course of study in the liberal arts and sciences, and participating in all the opportunities and activities afforded to undergraduates at Cornell. For summer of 2021 a cohort of Milstien Program scholars will spend eight weeks at Cornell Tech in New York City, with access to leading thinkers and practitioners in technology, industry and design, and all that the city offers. 


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Austin Bunn

“Milstein Scholars are change agents in the making, comfortable at the forefront of ideas, of campus culture, and innovation generally. They are fundamentally open – to new tools, patterns, ways of doing things — and as enthusiastic as they are skeptical. The program makes space for experimentation, collaboration and connection at the intersection of technology and the humanities. Through world-class speakers, dynamic workshops, specialized seminars, and student-led civic-minded projects in Ithaca and in New York City, we embrace three values: strong cohort-building, cross-disciplinary education, and career exploration.”

— Austin Bunn, Director of the Milstein Program

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