Research Affiliate

Robyn Caplan

Robyn Caplan is an organizational and institutional scholar who conducts research on platform governance and media and information policy.

Robyn Caplan is a research affiliate at Data & Society and a founding member of the Platform Governance Research Network. Her research, at the intersection of platform governance and media policy, examines the impact of inter-and-intra-organizational behavior on platform governance and content moderation. She has also conducted research on a variety of issues related to data-centric technological development on society, including government data policies, media manipulation, and the use of data in policing.

Caplan’s work has been published in journals including Social Media + Society, First MondayBig Data & Society, and Feminist Media Studies, and featured by The Washington Post, The New York Times, Wired, NBC, and Al Jazeera. She received her PhD from the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University.


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