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I am political scientist and mixed method policy, strategy, and civic integrity/trust and safety researcher with a background in international public opinion research and regional specialization on India. I am currently a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania, research consultant at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Community Change, and Senior Fellow at Tech Global Institute. I am also a contributor to the Trust and Safety Teaching Consortium at Stanford University and active member of the Integrity Institute.

My academic research focuses on representation and responsiveness at the level of local elected governments in rural India and survey measurement strategies designed to capture local dynamics. My research in industry focused on understanding perceptions surrounding rumors, hate speech, and misinformation in the Global South and developing policies, product solutions and system improvements to address these risks. My work has been published in Electoral Studies, Party Politics, and Perspectives in Politics, and has been supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, the American Political Science Association, and Pitzer College.

In 2019, I joined the Civic Integrity Team at Meta where I conducted international public opinion and qualitative research on violence and incitement, hate speech, and equity issues in the Global South. My work shaped multiple policies that reduced exposure to harmful content in the global south by tens of millions of views, led to design changes such as warning screens, and developed novel research designs (adopted across the company) to understand new content harms and the online experiences of vulnerable populations around the world. See my portfolio here. Since leaving Meta, I have worked as a Research Adviser and independent consultant with non-profit and research organizations including National Democratic Institute, Community Change, and The Global Institute.

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Email: mark.allan.schneider@gmail.com