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New America

Policy report

Building the future

This report report makes the case for the need to create a community of practitioners invested in exploring and building the nascent field of public interest technology. Interviews with academics and practitioners identified that a key barrier to growing the field was a lack of...
Report

Where residents, politics, and government meet: Philadelphia’s experiments with civic engagement

Fresh thinking about civic engagement does not have to be complex. The best approaches go back to the basics, ask the right questions, and focus on the people.
Report

Digital deceit: the technologies behind precision propaganda on the internet

This report argues that the central problem of disinformation corrupting American political culture is not Russian spies or a particular social media platform. The central problem is that the entire industry is built to leverage sophisticated technology to aggregate user attention and sell advertising.
Report

ISIS in the West: the new faces of extremism

Immediately following the recent extremist attacks in Paris, this report provides an analysis of the kinds of people attracted to ISIS and other jihad movements from the West.
Report

The state of global jihad online: a qualitative, quantitative, and cross-lingual analysis

More than 11 years after the attacks of 9/11 and nearly a decade since the rise of popular online jihadi Internet forums, there is strikingly little empirical research on the manner in which jihadi activists use the Web to propagate their cause. Whereas researchers and...