Research Clusters

The Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics (IDDP) is a multidisciplinary effort consisting of top scholars who conduct essential research into digital discourse, disinformation and their impacts. Their work reaches wide audiences via publication in top academic journals, coverage in mass media outlets and engagement with policymakers and practitioners.

While organized into research clusters, individual researchers are not strictly assigned to any one cluster. Each may join in the research of other clusters according to need and interests.

Research Clusters


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Conduct research on specific cases of pernicious content to help produce high-impact news articles.

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Public Health and Governance

Conduct multidisciplinary research into the health and societal consequences of platform policies and behaviors.

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Digital Democracy

Pursue research about how perceptions and narratives online about racial demographics affect how people think about democracy.