In recent years, CivilServant has tested ideas to reduce harassment, fact-check unreliable news, and manage political conflict. Last year, we met with over a dozen moderators to brainstorm new research and launched several new studies.
CivilServant is a nonprofit that works toward a world where digital power is guided by evidence and accountable to the public. We work alongside communities using citizen behavioral science to discover ideas for a safer, fairer, more understanding internet.
This spring, CivilServant and students in the Princeton class SOC412 are working with subreddits to test moderation practices that might be more generally useful across reddit. We're looking for communities to test ideas for preventing harassment and for fact-checking news articles.
All of our research is open access and contributes to public knowledge about moderation online.
If you're interested, fill out this form and we will get back to you.