Elections

Scholarly Publications

The Long Fuse: Misinformation and the 2020 Election

March 2021

On January 6, 2021, an armed mob stormed the US Capitol to prevent the certification of what they claimed was a “fraudulent election.” Many Americans were shocked, but they needn’t have been.

Other Publications

Bolivarian Factions: Facebook takes down inauthentic assets (TAKEDOWN)

September 2020

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News

Qui sont les trolls Facebook du président guinéen ? Campagne électorale moderne ou actions inauthentiques concertées, une frontière floue

September 2020

Nous avons enquêté sur un large réseau de pages Facebook opérées par le parti du président guinéen Alpha Condé. Les Pages orchestrent des publications qui soutiennent la candidature de Condé à un...

Polish Presidential Election 2020: Two Months Out

March 2020

For a broader look at the upcoming Polish election, its stakes and major figures, see our scene-setter.

Poland: Presidential Election 2020 Scene-Setter

January 2020

This is the third of a series of pieces the Observatory intends to publish on societies and elections at risk from online disinformation.

Events

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.

People

Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Women looking straight forward Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
headshot 3 Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
renee diresta Renee DiResta Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory
Carly Miller Carly Miller Research Analyst, Stanford Internet Observatory