Project on Democracy and the Internet

Research

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Creating a cross-disciplinary community at Stanford by bringing together recognized scholars and supporting research needed to address the adverse impact of technology on liberal democracies as well as the roles of private sector and government entities in protecting information integrity and strengthening democratic processes.

Social Media and Democracy

Social Media and Democracy: The State of the Field

Nate Persily, Stanford Law School 

Joshua Tucker, Department of Political Science, NYU

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Facebook: Transparency & Beyond

Timothy Garton Ash and Robert Gorwa, University of Oxford 

Algorithmic Bias and Automated Social Engineering

The Effect of Clickbait

Kevin Munger, Department of Political Science, Penn State University 

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Using AI to Facilitate Citizen Participation in Democratic Policy Deliberations

Jerry Kaplan, Minkyu Kim,  & Deger Turan, Freeman Spogli Institute 

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Deteriorating Health of Digital Information Ecosystems and its Effect on Democracy and Civil Rights

Partisan News as a Temptation Good

Matt Gentzkow and David Yang, Department of Economics, Stanford University

Hunt Allcott, Department of Economics, NYU

Digital Technology and Democratic Theory

Rob Reich, Department of Political Science, Stanford University 

Lucy Bernholz, Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford PACS

Helene Landemore, Department of Political Science, Yale University 

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Internet Literacy: How do different people use the internet?

Kevin Munger, Department of Political Science, Penn State University 

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Hyperpartisanship in Political Web Search Results

Danae Metaxa, Computer Science, Stanford University 

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Deception Detection Accuracy for Fake News Headlines on Social Media

Jeff Hancock, Mufan Luo & Dave Markowitz, Department of Communication, Stanford University 

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Political Framing and its Propagation in Media

Trust, Truth, and Selective Exposure to Partisan News

Matt Gentzkow and David Yang, Department of Economics, Stanford University

Hunt Allcott, Department of Economics, NYU

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Longitudinal Study of Online News Consumption and its Ramifications for Polarization, Misinformation, and Opinion Manipulation

Shanto Iyengar, Department of Political Science, Stanford University 

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

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Ideologically Parallel Processes

Robb Willer, Department of Sociology, Stanford University 

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A Tale of Two Cities

James Hamilton, Byron Reeves, Jihye Lee, Department of Communication, Stanford University

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