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The Stanford Social Media Lab focuses on three primary research areas: Social Technology and Well-Being, Misinformation and Trust, and AI-mediated Communication. Our research investigates the impact of digital tools on health and wellness, addresses how people understand and trust digital information, and explores the effects of artificial intelligence on human communication. These areas guide our efforts to understand technology-mediated communication and inform the public about social media's impact on personal well-being, trust in digital environments, and the evolving landscape of human interaction.


Stanford Social Media Lab research is supported by the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, the Knight Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.