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Which Republicans are most likely to think the election was stolen? Those who dislike Democrats and don’t mind white nationalists.

2021-03-04T17:36:43+00:00

Washington Post Jan Zilinsky, Jonathan Nagler and Joshua Tucker January 19, 2020 It's not uncommon for a defeated party to find a narrative to explain a loss, but what is unusual is for a candidate to claim they didn't lose at all. Following the 2020 presidential election, CSMaP researchers fielded a study, which found that over 70 percent of Republicans agreed with former President Trump's claim that he won more votes than President Biden. The researchers explain the study and the different predictors of belief.

Which Republicans are most likely to think the election was stolen? Those who dislike Democrats and don’t mind white nationalists.2021-03-04T17:36:43+00:00

Twitter put warning labels on hundreds of thousands of tweets. Our research examined which worked best.

2021-03-04T17:42:12+00:00

Washington Post Megan A. Brown, Zeve Sanderson, Jonathan Nagler, Richard Bonneau and Joshua Tucker December 9, 2020 In the aftermath of the 2020 election, Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg testified before the Senate about misinformation during the election. Dorsey was questioned about Twitter's decision to label Trump's tweets as "false or misleading", which some accused as a bias against conservatives and others argued allowed the misinformation to spread. At CSMaP, we investigated these efforts to stop misinformation and found that even labeled tweets continued to spread and tweets from Trump actually spread more. [...]

Twitter put warning labels on hundreds of thousands of tweets. Our research examined which worked best.2021-03-04T17:42:12+00:00

How Trump impacts harmful Twitter speech: A case study in three tweets

2021-03-04T17:39:16+00:00

Brookings Megan Brown and Zeve Sanderson October 22, 2020 The use of offensive speech on the internet leading to the rise of political events on the ground is a dynamic that is familiar to researchers of online speech. But what about Trump's online speech? At CSMaP, we examined three tweets from Trump and tracked whether they had an impact on the quality of other online speech and whether the effect was negative. Our findings highlight the challenges that platforms face leading up to, and in the aftermath of the election.

How Trump impacts harmful Twitter speech: A case study in three tweets2021-03-04T17:39:16+00:00

Democracy is Weakening Right in Front of US

2021-02-17T16:55:36+00:00

The New York Times Thomas B. Edsall Feb. 17, 2021 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, was quoted in a NYT op-ed talking about how social media reduces the costs of extremist views in the US and allows for these individuals to more easily find each other and organize. Tucker explains how the internet has "lowered the barrier" to news publishing and how social media has encouraged the appeal of fake news by placing a "premium" on clicks.

Democracy is Weakening Right in Front of US2021-02-17T16:55:36+00:00

Are social media platforms controlling democracy?

2021-02-08T17:28:00+00:00

Arirang News Global Insight January 27, 2021 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke about the role social media played in mobilizing the attempted insurrection of the Capitol building on Jan 6.  He also addressed how social media influences political polarization, adding that "the book is not closed on whether or not social media, itself, causes political polarization or whether these are deeper, larger societal forces."

Are social media platforms controlling democracy?2021-02-08T17:28:00+00:00