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The Internet’s Challenge to Democracy: Framing the Problem and Assessing Reforms

Mar 2019

Nathaniel Persily, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, Stanford Law School 

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Glasnost! Nine Ways Facebook Can Make Itself a Better Forum for Free Speech and Democracy

Jan 2019

Timothy Garton Ash, Robert Gorwa, and Danaë Metaxa

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Article

Who Do You Sue? State and Platform Hybrid Power over Online Speech

Feb 2019

Daphne Keller, Director of Intermediary Liability, The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School 

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Research Paper

The Virus And The Vote: Administering the 2020 Election In A Pandemic

Jul 2021

A Compendium of Research from the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project

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White Paper

Report of the Working Group on Platform Scale

Nov 2020

Francis Fukuyama, Barak Richman, Ashish Goel, Marietje Schaake, Roberta R. Katz, Douglas Melamed

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Article

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The Welfare Effects of Social Media

May 2019

Hunt Alcott, Associate Professor of Economics, NYU

Luca Braghieri, Economics, Stanford University

Sarah Eichmeyer, Economics, Stanford University

Matthew Gentzkow, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

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Student Paper

Alexa and Elections: How Voice Interactive Devices and Assistants Alter the Provision of Political Information

May 2019

Ben Murphy, LLM (LST) Candidate, Stanford University 

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Student Paper

FOSTA, Explicit Content Bans, and Free Speech

Apr 2019

Brynne O’Neal, J.D. Candidate, Stanford Law School 

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Student Paper

Analyzing the Effectiveness of Secure Elections as an Application of Blockchain Technology

Apr 2019

Salvatore S. Calvo, Graduate Student, Stanford Management Science & Engineering 

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Student Paper

Hidden Censors: How Indirect Intermediaries Shape Online Speech

Apr 2019

Anna Mitchell, Graduate Student, Computer Science, Stanford University 

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Article

Age Matters: Sampling Strategies for Studying Digital Media Effects

Apr 2019

Kevin Munger, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Princeton Center for the Study of Democratic Politics

Mario Luca, Doctoral Candidate, Sciences Politique 

Jonathan Nagler, Professor of Politics, NYU

Joshua Tucker, Professor of Politics, NYU

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Article

Trends in the Diffusion of Misinformation on Social Media

Apr 2019

Hunt Allcott, Associate Professor of Economics, New York University

Matthew Gentzkow, Professor of Economics, Stanford University 

Chuan Yu, Research Assistant, Stanford University

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Article

Echo Chambers and Partisan Polarization: Evidence from the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Apr 2019

Erik Peterson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Dartmouth College

Sharad Goel, Assistant Professor, Department of Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University

Shanto Iyengar, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

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Article

The Internet’s Challenge to Democracy: Framing the Problem and Assessing Reforms

Mar 2019

Nathaniel Persily, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, Stanford Law School 

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Article

Who Do You Sue? State and Platform Hybrid Power over Online Speech

Feb 2019

Daphne Keller, Director of Intermediary Liability, The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School 

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Article

Glasnost! Nine Ways Facebook Can Make Itself a Better Forum for Free Speech and Democracy

Jan 2019

Timothy Garton Ash, Robert Gorwa, and Danaë Metaxa

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Student Paper

Hacking the discourse: Leaked emails, transparency, and disinformation – working paper

Jan 2019

Benjamin Sorensen, Stanford University ’18, B.A. Political Science

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Research Paper

Fake News and Misinformation

Jul 2018

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Student Paper

The Role of Open Source Technology in the Battle Against Fake News

Jun 2018

Hilary Sun, Stanford Law School 

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Student Paper

Studying the Real Ramifications of Fake News

Jun 2018

Sarah Mahmood, Stanford Law School 

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Student Paper

The Voting Technology Problem

Jun 2018

Margot Adams, Stanford Law School 

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Student Paper

Social Media Echo Chambers & Democratic Discourse

Jun 2018

Helen Lawless, Stanford Law School 

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Student Paper

Internet Immunity, Fake News, and Asymmetrical Action

Jun 2018

Thomas Davidson, Stanford Law School 

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Student Paper

Antidemocratic Effects of the Internet & Social Media: A Survey

Jun 2018

Taisa Goodnature, Stanford Law School 

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Student Paper

A Structure to Counter Fake News

Jun 2018

Travis Trammell, Stanford Department of Management Science and Engineering

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Student Paper

The Mixed Promise of Public Broadcasters in Combating Fake News

Apr 2018

Jared Crum, Stanford Law School

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Article

Can Democracy Survive the Internet?

Dec 2017

Nate Persily, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, Stanford Law School