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In an essay for Lawfare Blog, Samantha Bradshaw, Renee DiResta and Christopher Giles look at how state war propaganda in Russia is increasingly prevalent on platforms that offer minimal-moderation virality as their value proposition.

Riana Pfefferkorn of SIO spoke with Wired on Meta's expansion of end-to-end encryption in Messenger.

In an essay for Lawfare Blog, Samantha Bradshaw of American University and Shelby Grossman of the Stanford Internet Observatory explore whether two key platforms, Facebook and Twitter, were internally consistent in how they applied their labels during the 2020 presidential election.

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

During a hearing titled “A Growing Threat: Foreign And Domestic Sources Of Disinformation," DiResta offered expert testimony on influence operations and the spread of narratives across social and media networks.

A look at how user choice and transparency provide new ways of addressing content moderation and online safety policy.

Gab was founded in 2016 as an uncensored alternative to mainstream social media platforms. Stanford Internet Observatory’s latest report looks at behaviors and dynamics across the platform.

The Stanford Internet Observatory and the Trust and Safety Foundation will host a two-day conference focusing on cutting-edge research in trust and safety for those in academia, industry, civil society, and government.

Shelby Grossman shares what she and her team watch for when analyzing social media posts and other online reports related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Appeared first in Stanford News)

The Journal of Online Trust and Safety published its second issue on Tuesday, March 1.

The Virality Project final report finds recycled anti-vaccine narratives and viral content driven by recurring actors.

Narratives from overt propaganda, unattributed Telegram channels, and inauthentic social media accounts

Research on inauthentic behavior on TikTok, misinformation on Stanford's campus, Telegram activity in Belarus, health insurance scams that run advertisements on Google, and QAnon content on Tumblr.

How well do platform reporting flows and context labels work with screen readers for the visually impaired?

In this post and in the attached reports, we investigate four newly suspended Twitter operations.

The report is the culmination of work by Aspen Digita's Commission on Information Disorder, with guidance from Stanford Cyber's Renee DiResta, Alex Stamos, Daphne Keller, Nate Persily and Herb Lin, and provides a framework for action with 15 recommendations to build trust & reduce harm.

Blogs

This is the fourth of a series of pieces we have published on societies and elections at risk from online disinformation. The politically-fueled disinformation engine in Brazil puts the country in the midst of an information crisis leading up to its 2022 presidential election.

The journal of Online Trust and Safety published its inaugural issue on Thursday, October 28.

Riana Pfefferkorn is a research scholar at the Stanford Internet Observatory and a member of the Global Encryption Coalition. This first appeared in Brookings TECH STREAM.

Alex Stamos talks with Jon Stewart on the vulnerabilities of our democracy and the role of social media.

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

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