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Mia Speier


Mia Speier (she/her/hers) is a consultant at Shared Planet, with a global focus on social media platforms, online safety, technology policy, and human rights. She was previously the research coordinator at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, an organization dedicated to defending freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and democracy in the digital age. She has wide-ranging experience across the public sector, think tanks, and non-profits. Mia previously interned for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Press Center, Council on Foreign Relations, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. Agency for Global Media, and U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. She also interned in Brussels, Belgium for REVOLVE Media, a sustainability-focused communications consultancy.

Prior to joining Shared Planet, Mia studied technology policy, Internet law, and digital governance as a Shirley Scholar at the Oxford Internet Institute, where she earned an M.Sc. in the Social Science of the Internet. Her thesis explored how journalists used Twitter to combat misinformation amid the Russia-Ukraine war. At Oxford, she served as digital director of the Oxford Synthetic Media Forum, the university’s first-ever conference on generative AI, and as an ambassador for Free Press Unlimited, a press freedom advocacy NGO based in the Netherlands. 


Mia holds a B.A. in International Relations and an M.A. in Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California. Mia brings a strong social science research background, with experience in social impact advocacy and digital communications, to Shared Planet. She is originally from Los Angeles, California.

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