Info 290S

Politics of Information

3 units

Course Description

A reading and research seminar that delves into issues related to the politics of information. We will be reading book-length treatments of key issues, including content moderation, data and surveillance, industry structure, information privacy, internet security, and global policy measures. Students will be expected to actively contribute to class discussions, and to produce a research paper or research proposal on a related topic. 


Prior knowledge of the issues, as demonstrated by completion of this INFO 290 in 2021 or 2022, or by instructor's permission.

Requirements Satisfied

MIMS: Social Science and Policy Requirement
Ph.D. Breadth — Information Economics, Law, and Policy
Ph.D. Major/Minor Areas — Information Law and Policy

Last updated:

November 2, 2022