Matt Perault

Matt Perault

Director, Center on Science & Technology Policy

Associate Professor of the Practice

Matt Perault is the Director of the Center on Science & Technology Policy at Duke University and an associate professor of the practice at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He previously served as a director of public policy at Facebook. He led the company’s global public policy planning efforts on issues such as competition, law enforcement, and human rights and oversaw public policy for WhatsApp, Oculus, and Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research. Prior to joining Facebook, Matt was Counsel at the Congressional Oversight Panel. He previously worked as a consultant at the World Bank and served as a law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Matt holds a law degree from Harvard Law School, a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Brown University.

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About the Center for Science & Technology Policy

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Recent Op-eds

Section 230: A Reform Agenda for the Next Administration – Day One Project

Five Ways to Address Online Speech Problems Without Gutting the Law That Created Today’s Internet – Slate

Governments Shouldn’t Choose the News in Your Feed – Wired

Facebook’s Pre–Election Day Ban on Political Ads Will Likely Suppress Important Speech – Slate

Four Ways to Fix Social Media’s Political Ads Problem — Without Banning Them – New York Times

Should Facebook Pick a Side? – ProMarket