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Galen Stocking, Computational Social Scientist Nami Sumida, Research Analyst Amy Mitchell, Director, Journalism Research Pankhuri Kumar, Google Fellow Jeffrey Gottfried, Senior Researcher Katerina Eva Matsa, Associate Director, Journalism Research Michael Barthel, Senior Researcher Sophia Fedeli, Research Assistant Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research Margaret Porteus, Information Graphics Designer Shannon Greenwood, Copy Editor Rachel Weisel, Communications Manager Hannah Klein, Communications Associate Sara Atske, Assistant Digital Producer

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