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Renee DiResta

  • Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory

Biography

Renée DiResta is the Research Manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory. She investigates the spread of malign narratives across social networks, and assists policymakers in understanding and responding to the problem. She has advised Congress, the State Department, and other academic, civic, and business organizations, and has studied disinformation and computational propaganda in the context of pseudoscience conspiracies, terrorism, and state-sponsored information warfare.

You can see a full list of Renée's writing and speeches on her website: www.reneediresta.com or follow her on twitter @noupside.

 

publications

Journal Articles
July 2022

Effectiveness of vaccination mandates in improving uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in the USA

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Effectiveness of vaccination mandates in improving uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in the USA
Journal Articles
December 2021

In-House Vs. Outsourced Trolls: How Digital Mercenaries Shape State Influence Strategies

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In-House Vs. Outsourced Trolls: How Digital Mercenaries Shape State Influence Strategies
Journal Articles
February 2022

Playing Both Sides: Russian State-Backed Media Coverage of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

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Playing Both Sides: Russian State-Backed Media Coverage of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

In The News

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Blogs

Forecasting potential misuses of language models for disinformation campaigns—and how to reduce risk

Authors: Josh A. Goldstein, Girish Sastry, Micah Musser, Renée DiResta, Matthew Gentzel, Katerina Sedova
Forecasting potential misuses of language models for disinformation campaigns—and how to reduce risk
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Blogs

Unheard Voice

Stanford Internet Observatory collaborated with Graphika to analyze a large network of accounts removed from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in our latest report. This information operation likely originated in the United States and targeted a range of countries in the Middle East and Central Asia.
Unheard Voice
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Blogs

Mind Farce

An Investigation into an Inauthentic Facebook and Instagram Network Linked to an Israeli Public Relations Firm
Mind Farce
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