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Nicholas Proferes is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Ethics and Values in Design Lab at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies. His research agenda—summarized broadly—is to examine how knowledge and beliefs about information systems transform individual and community action. For example, as part of this research agenda, he has studied Twitter users’ understandings of information flows and how that knowledge impacts the choices users make on the platform; how communities of academic researchers are conceptualizing information ethics and the impact of that on their research practices; and how a federally funded technology development community is navigating policy and ethics issues as part of their work on a new Internet architecture.

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