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Dan Delmonaco


Daniel Delmonaco researches online health information seeking, LGBTQIA+ health, and social media content moderation. They currently research the collaborative development of online sexual health resources, online information seeking, and equitable content moderation.

Areas of interest

Social Computing


Health Information Seeking

Critical Algorithm Studies

Content Moderation

Honors and awards

2022 CSCW Best Paper Honorable Mention
2022 Diversity & Inclusion Recognition

Haimson, O.L., Delmonaco, D., Nie, P., Wegner, A. (2021). Disproportionate Removals and Differing Content Moderation Experiences for Conservative, Transgender, and Black Social Media Users: Marginalization and Moderation Gray Areas. Proceedings of ACM in Human Computer Interaction (PACM).

2022 CSCW Best Paper Honorable Mention

Karizat, N., Delmonaco, D., Eslami, M, and Andalibi, N. (2021). Algorithmic Folk Theories and Identity: How TikTok Users Engage in Algorithmic Resistance and Identity Co-Production. Proceedings of ACM in Human Computer Interaction (PACM).

2022 Rackham Public Scholarship Grant Recipient

UMSI Merit Scholar


B.A. in History, College of William & Mary

M.I. in Library and Information Science, Rutgers University


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Moderating online content increases accountability, but can harm some platform users

In a new study, UMSI scholars uncover that visible content moderation is a double-edged sword, increasing accountability but also bringing more attention to harmful behaviors.

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Social media browsing can lead to more intentional information searches about sexual health for LGBTQ+ youth

New research by UMSI scholars shows that LGBTQ+ youth often search for important health information after browsing social media sites that showcase people similar to themselves.

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