renee diresta

Renee DiResta

  • Former Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory

Biography

Renée DiResta is the former 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 @noupside.

 

publications

Journal Articles
November 2023

Research can help to tackle AI-generated disinformation

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Journal Articles
September 2023

Identifying Search Directives on Social Media

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Journal Articles
July 2023

Addressing Viral Medical Rumors and False or Misleading Information

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In The News

The Right Honorable Jacinda Ardern and a delegation from the Christchirch Call joined Stanford researchers at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies for a roundtable discussion on technology governance and regulation.
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Special Envoy Jacinda Ardern Assembles Stanford Scholars for Discussion on Technology Governance and Regulation

Led by former Prime Minister of New Zealand Rt. Hon. Dame Jacinda Ardern, a delegation from the Christchurch Call joined Stanford scholars to discuss how to address the challenges posed by emerging technologies.
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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
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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.
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