New Research from the Journal of Online Trust and Safety’s Inaugural Issue


Jae Yeon Kim
Anna Van Meter
Joshua Tucker
Camille François
Hany Farid
Brittan Heller

Date and Time

October 29, 2021 8:00 AM

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Join the Stanford Internet Observatory, Friday, October 29th at 8 AM pacific, as they host the contributing authors to the inaugural issue of the Journal of Online Trust and Safety. 

The Journal of Online Trust and Safety is a cross-disciplinary, open access, fast peer-reviewed journal publishing research on how consumer internet services cause harm and how to prevent those harms. The journal was conceived from a recognition that much of the cutting-edge research on online harm lacks an appropriate journal for publication. With this journal, we bring together researchers in and outside of academia from diverse fields including communication, computer science, criminology, law, political science, psychology, public policy and sociology. The journal’s rapid review process ensures that published work is timely and relevant. Issues may also include supplementary editorial pieces or journalistic investigations. Each year, the journal will release at least two general issues as well as one themed issue with an accompanying symposium. Priority topics for the journal include: 

  • Child exploitation and non-consensual intimate imagery 
  • Suicide and self-harm 
  • Incitement and terrorism 
  • Hate speech and harassment 
  • Spam and fraud
  • Misinformation and disinformation



Shelby Grossman is a Research Scholar at the Stanford Internet Observatory

Jeffrey T. Hancock is founding director of the Stanford Social Media Lab and is a Professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. 


Jae Yeon Kim is an Assistant Research Scholar at the SNF Agora Institute, Johns Hopkins University. 

Anna Van Meter is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Behavioral Science, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and an Assistant Professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Joshua Tucker is a Professor of Politics at the NYU Wilf Family Department of Politics, Director of the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, and a Director of the NYU Center for Social Media and Politics.

Camille François is a Doctoral Candidate at the French Institute of Geopolitics at University Paris 8, a lecturer at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and an Affiliate at the Harvard Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society.

Hany Farid is a Professor in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley.

Nate Persily is the James B. McClatchy Professor of Law at Stanford University and Co-director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center.

Brittan Heller is a human rights attorney with expertise in immersive technology, who is counsel in Global Business and Human Rights at Foley Hoag LLP. She is a non-residential fellow at the Atlantic Council focusing on the metaverse.



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