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CSSS Affiliate Mako Hill receives an NSF grant

Prof. Benjamin Mako Hill (Communication) has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation. The four year collaborative project.

Measuring the Value of Anonymous Online Participation will examine the trade-offs in using users' identifiability to reduce bad behavior on online sites versus allowing anonymity, which could allow some users to participate and possibly contribute valuable content without fear of reprisal. The empirical research will clarify effects of online identifiability and anonymity in influencing the production of counter-normative versus useful behavior, and explore ways to introduce accountability into anonymous speech.

Congratulations to Prof. Hill.