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Samantha Bradshaw

Samantha Bradshaw

Postdoctoral Fellow, Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford PACS  (2020-21)

Samantha Bradshaw is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab and the Internet Observatory. She completed her D.Phil. at the Oxford Internet Institute, where her research examined the producers and drivers of disinformation and computational propaganda. Samantha is broadly interested in the relationship between technology and democracy, and the politics embedded into the technical design and private practices of platform companies. Her fellowship work will examine the gender dimensions of disinformation, and how harassment and misogyny are used to suppress the political participation of women online.

Samantha has published in leading academic journals, including New Media & Society, Internet & Policy, Internet Technology & Regulation, and the Columbia Journal of International Affairs. Her research and public writing has also been featured by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, the Globe and Mail, the Financial Times, and Bloomberg Magazine. She has spoken on expert-panels and delivered keynote lectures around the world, including international organizations such as UNESCO and NATO. Samantha has also been involved in public policy discussions in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States, briefing officials and providing expert-witness testimony to several ongoing political processes about the effects of technology on democracy.