Content moderation and welfare

Last registered on September 18, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Content moderation and welfare
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0008189
Initial registration date
September 16, 2021
Last updated
September 18, 2021, 6:05 PM EDT

Locations

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation
University of Chicago

Other Primary Investigator(s)

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2021-09-20
End date
2021-12-31
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
Study about the impact of content moderation of social media on consumer surplus
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Jimenez Duran, Rafael J. 2021. "Content moderation and welfare." AEA RCT Registry. September 18. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.8189-1.1
Sponsors & Partners

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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
See pre-analysis plan
Intervention Start Date
2021-09-20
Intervention End Date
2021-09-26

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
willingness to accept (WTA) to stop using social media for one week
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
WTA is elicited with an iterative multiple price list

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
See pre-analysis plan
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization done through Qualtrics using the "Evenly present items" feature
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
3000 respondents. Additionally, will pool 100 respondents from the pilot
Sample size: planned number of observations
3000 respondents. Additionally, will pool respondents from the pilot
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Half of the sample in the low moderation arm
Half of the sample in the high moderation arm
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
See pre-analysis plan
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
University of Chicago SBS-IRB
IRB Approval Date
2021-07-01
IRB Approval Number
IRB21-1067
Analysis Plan

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