With the support of a $350,000 gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, CSMaP is excited to launch our new, multilingual research infrastructure to monitor how the spread of disinformation across social media platforms will impact the upcoming U.S. elections. Read More
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Before and after the 2020 presidential campaign, Twitter flagged hundreds of Donald Trump’s tweets as election misinformation. Our new study finds that messages with warning labels continued to spread widely across social media platforms. Read More
Craig Newmark Philanthropies donates $350,000 to fund new research.
Talia Berniker email@example.com Talia Berniker is a Graduate Fellow for The Center for Social Media and Politics. She is also a Master’s student in the Art & Public Policy department at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Talia currently works as a Research Assistant on the Technology and Social Change Project at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Her research interests include misinformation, surveillance, and arts activism. Prior to enrolling at NYU, Talia worked as a copywriter at creative advertising agencies.
Patrick Wu firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Site Patrick Wu is a postdoctoral fellow at NYU's Center for Social Media and Politics. He received his PhD in political science and scientific computing and his master's in statistics from the University of Michigan. He is currently interested in using deep learning approaches found in natural language processing and computer vision to develop methods of studying social media.
Spectrum News 1 Ryan Chatelain August 26, 2021 In the days before and after last year’s presidential election, Twitter attempted to limit the spread of election misinformation posted by former President Donald Trump by using warning labels and blocking engagement with the tweets. But our new study shows those posts actually spread further and longer than ones that were not flagged.
CNET Queenie Wong August 25, 2021 Twitter blocked users from retweeting, liking and replying to some of former US President Donald Trump's tweets because the posts contained election misinformation, we found in a recent study that it didn't stop the politician's messages from spreading to other social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, or Reddit.
USA Today Jessica Guynn August 26, 2021 Twitter blocked and labeled some of Donald Trump's claims of election fraud in the run-up and aftermath of the 2020 presidential election. The tweets spread on and off Twitter anyway according to our new research.
Popular Science Charlotte Hu August 25, 2021 Misinformation continues to resurface, despite efforts to limit the spread of it. Our Executive Director, Zeve Sanderson, weighs in on the topic with data found during our recent study of former president, Donald Trump tweets that were flagged by Twitter for containing election-related misinformation.
Tech Policy Press Justin Hendrix August 24, 2021 New research suggests that today’s platforms are divisive and we need to study the information ecosystem from higher vantage to look for more connections and effects across the various groups of actors, media and platforms that influence the public sphere. CSMaP researcher, Megan A. Brown talks about a recent paper we published that examines this topic.