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Essays on Trustworthy Online Platforms


Li, Zhuofang (2024) Essays on Trustworthy Online Platforms. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/pehn-1h63.


This thesis investigates strategies to enhance the trustworthiness of data-driven online platforms, focusing on combating misinformation, managing disruptive behavior, and fostering positive interactions. I explore multiple approaches, including the analysis of Twitter's misinformation mitigation efforts, the evaluation of moderation practices within a popular online game, and the development of innovative methods for analyzing text data on online platforms.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:online platforms, social media, computation
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Humanities and Social Sciences
Major Option:Social Science
Minor Option:Computer Science
Thesis Availability:Restricted to Caltech community only
Research Advisor(s):
  • Alvarez, R. Michael
Thesis Committee:
  • Sherman, Robert P. (chair)
  • Alvarez, R. Michael
  • Katz, Jonathan N.
  • Anandkumar, Anima
Defense Date:6 May 2024
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:05242024-015558368
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ID Code:16422
Deposited By: Zhuofang Li
Deposited On:05 Jun 2024 16:36
Last Modified:05 Jun 2024 16:36

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