Scholarly Publications

Content-Oblivious Trust and Safety Techniques: Results from a Survey of Online Service Providers

A new publication from Riana Pfefferkorn of the Stanford Internet Observatory

Middle East Influence Operations: Observations Across Social Media Takedowns

Researchers Shelby Grossman, Renee DiResta and Josh A. Goldstein examine Middle East influence operations across social media, including how regimes incorporated social media activities into their...

On the Opportunities and Risks of Foundation Models

A new publication from the Center for Research on Foundation Models (CRFM) at Stanford University, with contributions by Shelby Grossman and others from the Stanford Internet Observatory

Other Publications

Combating Information Manipulation: A Playbook for Elections and Beyond

A new playbook from the International Republican Institute (IRI), the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) aims to help identify, respond to, and build long...

Stanford Internet Observatory: 2019-2021

A report on the Stanford Internet Observatory's first two years

News

Playbook shares best practices to combat information manipulation

September 2021

The playbook will be launched on Monday 20 September at 9:30am ET.

America’s Anti-Hacking Laws Pose a Risk to National Security

September 2021

A new piece in Brookings by Riana Pfefferkorn looks at anti-hacking laws

Topologies and Tribulations of Gettr

August 2021

A month in the life of a new alt-network

Events

Improving User Agency in E2EE Communication Services

October 19, 2021

People who use messaging services need to be able to exercise agency in how they communicate.

Guardians of Democracy: An oral history of the 2020 election

October 13, 2021

Join the Stanford Internet Observatory team, lead by Matt Masterson, to discuss two new reports on the events of the 2020 elections.

Confronting Health Misinformation: A Discussion with the Surgeon General on Building a Healthy Information Environment

June 25, 2021

* WATCH THE YOUTUBE LIVE STREAM *   Join the Stanford Internet Observatory for a conversation with US Surgeon General Vivek H.

People

ayca Ayça Alemdaroğlu Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director, Program on Turkey
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Daniel Bush Daniel Bush Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford Internet Observatory
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woman smiling Samantha Bradshaw Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Man in a black suit smiling Ronald E Robertson Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Internet Observatory
Alex Zaheer Headshot Alex Zaheer Graduate Research Assistant Technical Research Assistant
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