Hello. This is Simin Kargar. I am a human rights lawyer and a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. I research about the interrelations of technology and human rights. At Harvard, I focus on harmful speech online, the interplays of new media, power and propaganda, and how online international platforms are facilitating its dissemination.
In addition, I study how discourses of geopolitical issues are created and disseminated through social media. I have published research analyzing the formation of online movements that led to changes in policies, or to creating tangible social impact.
My current research addresses cyber abuse and online harassment against communities of Iranian journalists, artists and activists who - due to their profession, activities or beliefs- are more likely to become targets of coordinated online mobs. Check out my work here.