renee diresta

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

Case Studies
August 2022

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

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Mind Farce: An Investigation into an Inauthentic Facebook and Instagram Network Linked to an Israeli Public Relations Firm (TAKEDOWN)
Testimonies
July 2022

Testimony by Renée DiResta to the Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Elections

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Testimony by Renée DiResta to the Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Elections
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

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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News

The Stanford Internet Observatory Turns Three

SIO releases its annual report summarizing its first three years of research, teaching and policy and laying the path for the years to come.
The Stanford Internet Observatory Turns Three
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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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