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 

Danae Metaxa, Stanford University 

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Algorithmic Bias and Automated Social Engineering

Trends in the Diffusion of Misinformation on Social Media

Hunt Allcott, Economics, NYU

Matthew Gentzkow, Economics, Stanford University 

Chuan Yu, Stanford University 

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The (Null) Effects of Clickbait Headlines on Polarization, Trust and Learning

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

The Welfare Effects of Social Media

Hunt Allcott, Economics, NYU

Luca Braghieri, Economics, Stanford University

Sarah Eichmeyer, Economics, Stanford University

Matthew Gentzkow, Economics, Stanford University 

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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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Age Matters: Sampling Strategies for Studying Digital Media Effects

Kevin Munger, Department of Political Science, Penn State University 

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Hyperpartisanship in Political Web Search Results

Danaë 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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Media Health Tool

Danaë Metaxa, Computer Science, Stanford University 

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Examining the Impact of Repeated Exposure to Polarizing Content

Travis Trammell, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University 

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Political Framing and its Propagation in Media

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

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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Shameful Preferences and the Far Right in Europe

Laura Jakli, Predoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford CDDRL

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