Abstract

We introduce the Stanford Online Deliberation Platform, a web-based platform that facilitates constructive discussionson civic issues with the use of an automated moderator. The automated moderator performs this function by stimulating participants to consider arguments from both sides of all proposals, maintaining civility in the discussion, encouraging equitable participation by all participants, and providing a structured collaboration phase for participants to come up with a small set of questions or action items. We will demo the functionality of this platform in the context of its primary intended application, that of online Deliberative Polling

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