Samantha Lai is a research analyst with the Partnership for Countering Influence Operations at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which aims to foster evidence-based policymaking to counter threats within the information environment. Prior to joining Carnegie, Lai was a research analyst at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation, where she produced and guest-hosted the TechTank podcast, in addition to conducting research on platform governance, content moderation, and the intersection of privacy and civil rights. Her work has been featured by NPR, Lawfare, TechTank and more. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College.
The authors propose that the White House Task Force to Address Online Harassment and Abuse convene government actors, civil society organizations, and industry representatives to create an Anti-Online Harassment (AOH) Hub to improve and standardize responses to online harassment and to provide evidence-based recommendations to the Task Force.