Summary: Facebook’s Oversight Board on Wednesday upheld its ban on former President Trump. The following Duke University experts are available to provide comment for use in your coverage.
Social Media and Polarization
- Chris Bail
Chris Bail is professor of sociology, public policy, and data science at Duke University, where he directs the Polarization Lab. A leader in the emerging field of computational social science, Bail’s research examines fundamental questions of social psychology, extremism and political polarization using social media data, bots and the latest advances in machine learning. His latest book is “Breaking the Social Media Prism: How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing” (2021).
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Online Speech Implications
- Matthew Perault
Matthew Perault is an associate professor of the practice at the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, where he is also director of the Center on Science & Technology Policy. Before coming to Duke, Perault was a director of public policy at Facebook.
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