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Zeynep Tufekci

Associate Professor, UNC

Zeynep Tufekci is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina, and a faculty associate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. She studies the interaction between digital technology, artificial intelligence, and society.

The Next Big Gasoline Shortage Is Coming

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we cannot ignore the warning signs for future catastrophes.


The Mutated Virus Is a Ticking Time Bomb

There is much we don’t know about the new COVID-19 variant—but everything we know so far suggests a huge danger.


‘This Must Be Your First’

Acting as if Trump is trying to stage a coup is the best way to ensure he won’t.


The COVID-19 Models Probably Don't Say What You Think They Say

If they accurately predict the future, we've done something wrong.


It Wasn’t Just Trump Who Got It Wrong

America’s coronavirus response failed because we didn’t understand the complexity of the problem.


Don’t Blame Foreign Hackers for the Chaos in Iowa

Blame an ill-considered push for untested technology. Securing our elections means getting the simple things right.