Tarleton Gillespie is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and the Department of Information Science at Cornell University. His first book, Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture, was published by MIT Press in 2007. He is the co-editor (with Pablo Boczkowski and Kirsten Foot) of Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society (MIT, 2014). He is also the co-founder of the blog Culture Digitally. His current work considers the sociological implications of social media platforms and algorithms; his next book (Yale University Press, forthcoming 2017) examines how social media police the public discourse and social activity on their platforms, and how their approaches to doing so has broader implications for freedom of expression and the character of public discourse.