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The Cyber Policy Center regularly shares research and recommendations through the publication of white papers, journal articles and more.

New Report Provides Inside Look and Lessons from Monitoring COVID-19 Anti-Vaccine Narratives

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

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Journal Articles

Shooting the Messenger: Remediation of Disclosed Vulnerabilities as CFAA “Loss”

Riana Pfefferkorn
Richmond Journal of Law & Technology , 2022 November 30, 2022
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Reports

Content Governance in the Metaverse

Julie Owono, Leila Morch
2022 August 31, 2022

Paper from the Content Policy and Society Lab

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Commentary

Op-Ed | Challenges of Content Governance in the Metaverse

Leila Morch, Julie Owono
2022 August 31, 2022
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Case Studies

Unheard Voice: Evaluating five years of pro-Western covert influence operations (TAKEDOWN)

Graphika, Stanford Internet Observatory
2022 August 24, 2022
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Commentary

Daphne Keller and ACLU File Comment to Meta Oversight Board in "UK Drill Music" Case

Daphne Keller
ACLU, 2022 August 23, 2022

The Program on Platform Regulation's Daphne Keller worked with the ACLU to file this comment to the Meta Oversight Board's "UK Drill Music" case.

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Book Chapters

What Is at Stake in the US–China Technological Relationship?

Graham Webster, Maria Adele, Carrai Jennifer Rudolph, Michael Szonyi
2022 August 23, 2022

Graham Webster has authored a chapter in the forthcoming book from Harvard University Press, The China Questions 2: Critical Insights into US-China Relations

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Books

The Law of Democracy, Legal Structure of the Political Process

Samuel Issacharoff, Pamela S. Karlan, Pamela S. Karlan, Nathaniel Persily, Franita Tolson
2022 August 3, 2022

This book created the field of the law of democracy, offering a systematic account of the legal construction of American democracy. This edition represents a significant revision that reflects the embattled state of democracy in the U.S. and abroad.

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Testimonies

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

Renee DiResta
2022 July 27, 2022

“A Growing Threat: Foreign And Domestic Sources Of Disinformation”

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Working Papers

Governing artificial intelligence in the public interest

Marietje Schaake, Séb Krier, Mariana Mazzucato, Josh Entsminger
2022 July 27, 2022
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Blogs

Getting Transparency Right

Daphne Keller, Max Levy
Lawfare, 2022 July 11, 2022

Transparency is essential to getting every other part of platform regulation right. But defining sound transparency rules—identifying what information is needed most from platforms like Twitter or YouTube, and how to get it—is quite complicated.

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Journal Articles

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

Renee DiResta, Prof Douglas J Opel, 
Regina M Benjamin, 
Timothy Callaghan, 
Jad A Elharake, Prof Lisa C Flowers, Prof Alison P Galvani, Prof Daniel A Salmon, Jason L Schwartz, Prof Noel T Brewer, 
Alison M Buttenheim, 
Prof Richard M Carpiano, Chelsea Clinton, 
Prof Peter J Hotez, 
Rekha Lakshmanan, 
Prof Yvonne A Maldonado, Prof Saad B Omer, 
Prof Joshua M Sharfstein, 
Prof Arthur Caplan
The Lancet, 2022 July 8, 2022
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Journal Articles

Lawful but Awful? Control over Legal Speech by Platforms, Governments, and Internet Users

Daphne Keller
University of Chicago Law Review, 2022 July 7, 2022

Responding to Elon Musk’s proposed acquisition of Twitter, Daphne Keller suggests that “middleware” models, not common carriage rules, best put control over internet speech regulation in the hands of users.

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Commentary

Medical Device Security Offers Proving Ground for Cybersecurity Action

James X. Dempsey
2022 June 9, 2022

Published in Lawfare 

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Journal Articles

Slanted Narratives, Social Media, and Foreign Influence in Libya

Shelby Grossman, Katie Jonsson, Nicholas Lyon, Lydia Sizer
Journal of Quantitative Description, 2022 June 3, 2022
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Reports

Gabufacturing Dissent: An in-depth analysis of Gab

David Thiel, Miles McCain
2022 June 1, 2022

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.

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Commentary

Exceptions in new US state privacy laws leave data without security coverage

James X. Dempsey
2022 May 17, 2022

Published in the International Association of Privacy Professionals

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Testimonies

Testimony of Daphne Keller to Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law

Daphne Keller
United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, 2022 May 5, 2022

On May 4th, in front of the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, Nate Persily, James B. McClatchy Professor Of Law and codirector of the Stanford Cyber Poicy Center called upon the Subcomittee to enact legislation to ensure data relevant to contemporary social problems is unlocked, so researchers can study how big these problems are and seek to solve them.

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Commentary

Cybersecurity and the ‘Good Cause’ Exception to the APA

James X. Dempsey
2022 April 29, 2022

Published in Lawfare 

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Commentary

Key data security insights from FTC CafePress settlement

James X. Dempsey
2022 March 22, 2022

Published in the International Association of Privacy Professionals

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Reports

Automated Content Moderation: A Primer

Nafia Chowdhury, Daphne Keller
Program on Platform Regulation, 2022 March 19, 2022

A primer on the predictive models used for automated content moderation, known as classifiers, published by the Program on Platform Regulation

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Commentary

US courts mixed on letting data breach suits go forward

James X. Dempsey
IAPP, 2022 March 9, 2022

Senior policy advisor Jim Dempsey analyzes application of the constitutional rules for access to federal courts in recent data breach.

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Journal Articles

What to Make of Microsoft’s Year in Cybersecurity

Andrew Grotto
Lawfare Blog, 2022 March 7, 2022

For Lawfare, Andrew Grotto looks at a new cybersecurity offering for federal government customers called the Modern Log Management Program. 

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