Are you a reddit moderator interested to reduce harassment or manage the spread of unreliable news in your community? CivilServant is looking for communities to test ideas together.
Our director’s transition to Cornell University and how it will affect CivilServant.
We tested Facebook’s ad screeners and some were too strict. The platform mistook a disabled veterans fundraiser for a political ad.
Our live blog of a talk by Janet Vertesi, on what it means to have a principled rejection of technology.
Choosing the right statistical model can affect the life and well-being of millions or even billions of people.
Anyone can test the effect of tech design changes in our lives. By combining what we learn, we can discover systemic effects.
An agenda for citizen behavioral science to maintain and protect the communities we love online.
Human causes of problems are hard to distinguish from technical ones. Simple experiments can sometimes untangle them.
Banishing downvotes may not have the substantial benefits or disastrous outcomes that people expect.
All you need for citizen behavioral science is a spreadsheet, patience, and long-suffering friends.