Simin Kargar

Research Affiliate
Berkman Klein Center

Simin Kargar is a human rights lawyer and a research affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society where she focuses on the interrelations of technology and human rights. Kargar studies harmful speech online, gender-based violence and technology, and the interplays of social media, power and propaganda. In addition, Kargar investigates how discourses of geopolitical issues are created and disseminated through social media in the Middle East. Simin has published research analyzing the formation of online movements that led to changes in policies, or to creating tangible social impact.

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