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Assessing Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior on X, Tiktok and Telegram following Meta’s 2023 Q3 Adversarial Threat Report

How to improve the system for reporting child sex abuse material online. Originally published in Lawfare.

A new Stanford Internet Observatory report examines how to improve the CyberTipline pipeline from dozens of interviews with tech companies, law enforcement and the nonprofit that runs the U.S. online child abuse reporting system.

Youth online health and safety leaders urged action, shared accountability and a nuanced approach to empower and protect young people online.

A new preprint paper looks at the ways Facebook Page operators are using AI image models to create surreal content and generate online engagement.

The Stanford Internet Observatory and Social Media Lab will hold a March 13 convening with the Biden-Harris Administration’s Kids Online Health & Safety Task Force and leading experts

On December 26, 2023, Stanford University filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States to correct false allegations made about the university and the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO).

The seventh issue features four peer-reviewed articles and four commentaries

From Tech Policy Press, by Dave Willner and Samidh Chakrabarti, both of the Program on Governance of Emerging Technologies at the CPC.

A new report identifies hundreds of instances of exploitative images of children in a public dataset used for AI text-to-image generation models.

New work in Nature Human Behaviour from SIO researchers, with other co-authors looks at how generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools have made it easy to create realistic disinformation that is hard to detect by humans and may undermine public trust.

The Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) has bipartisan support from nearly half the Senate and the enthusiastic backing of President Joe Biden, but opponents fear the bill would cause more harm than good for children and the internet.

A new research initiative seeks proposals from researchers studying trust and safety in the majority world. Applications due January 30, 2024

The sold-out conference united and inspired researchers examining how we can build confidence and reduce harm in our online ecosystems.

Decentralized social networks may be the new model for social media, but their lack of a central moderation function make it more difficult to combat online abuse.

The Journal of Online Trust and Safety published peer-reviewed research on privacy, deepfakes, crowd-sourced fact checking, and what influences online searches.

YouTube rabbit holes are rare, but an SIO Scholar finds the platform can still help alternative and extremist channels build audiences.