Samantha Bradshaw

Samantha Bradshaw is a CIGI fellow and a leading expert on technology and democracy. Her research concerns the politics embedded in information and communication technologies, and how political actors exploit these affordances for propaganda and persuasion.

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Expertise
Platform governance
Technology and Democracy

Bio

Samantha Bradshaw is a CIGI fellow and a leading expert on technology and democracy. Her research concerns the politics embedded in information and communication technologies, and how political actors exploit these affordances for propaganda and persuasion. 

Samantha completed her Ph.D. at the Oxford Internet Institute and is a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University, where she contributes to the work of the Internet Observatory and the Digital Civil Society Lab. Her research and writing on foreign influence operations, disinformation and platform governance have been published in leading academic journals, including New Media & Society, Policy & Internet, Internet Policy Review and the Columbia Journal of International Affairs. Her work and public writing have also been featured by numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, the Financial Times, CNN and Bloomberg News. Samantha has spoken on expert panels and delivered keynote lectures around the world, including to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. She has also been involved in public policy discussions in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, briefing officials and providing expert-witness testimony to several ongoing political processes about the effects of technology on democracy.