Jonathan Zittrain is the George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Director of the Harvard Law School Library, and Co-Founder of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. His research interests include the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence; battles for control of digital property; the regulation of cryptography; new privacy frameworks for loyalty to users of online services; the roles of intermediaries within internet architecture; and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education. His book, The Future of the Internet—And How to Stop It (Yale University Press, 2008), predicted the end of general purpose client computing and the corresponding rise of new gatekeepers. That and other works may be found at http://www.jz.org.
Preserving records of what user content is taken down—and why—could make platforms more accountable and transparent