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New Book: Social Media and Democracy


Research on social media and democracy has exploded in recent years, launching a new field bringing together political scientists, economists, psychologists, and others. This new book, co-edited by our Co-Director Joshua Tucker, explores the state of the field and prospects for reform. Learn More

New Book: Social Media and Democracy2021-06-11T19:06:45+00:00

Do Twitter Warning Labels Work?


In Fall 2020, Twitter started putting warning labels on hundreds of thousands of tweets. But, according to our analysis, tweets with warning labels continued to spread — and Trump’s tweets with warning labels actually spread further than those without. Read More

Do Twitter Warning Labels Work?2021-06-11T19:05:36+00:00

Who Shares Fake News on Facebook?


A small percentage of Americans, less than 9 percent, shared links to so-called “fake news” sites on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election campaign, but this behavior was disproportionately common among people over the age of 65. Read our study in the journal Science Advances. Download

Who Shares Fake News on Facebook?2021-06-11T19:04:54+00:00

Richael Sun


Richael Sun  rs6082@nyu.edu Personal Site Richael is a student designer at The Center for Social Media and Politics. She is also a graduate student majoring in Integrated Digital Media under B.S./M.S. Program at New York University. She is passionate about user-centric design, striving to create intuitive, accessible, and visually captivating user-experiences.

Richael Sun2021-06-09T18:43:57+00:00

Erik Opsal


Erik Opsal erik.opsal@nyu.edu Erik is the Communications Director for the Center for Social Media and Politics, leading our strategy to increase the public profile of CSMaP, our research, and our researchers. Prior to CSMaP, he spent more than a dozen years in the nonprofit, government, and political sectors, working for U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, the Brennan Center for Justice, and the YMCA of Greater New York. He's a native Midwesterner and a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Erik Opsal2021-06-09T17:35:38+00:00

The GOP’s ‘Off the Rails’ March Toward Authoritarianism Has Historians Worried


Vice Ben Jacobs June 2, 2021 Our co-director, Joshua A Tucker, spoke with Ben Jacobs at Vice News about the implications of the Senate voting down a commission to investigate the Capitol riot of Jan. 6. Without a formal investigation, Tucker and others wonder if the "growing Republican mythos" around the 2020 election will lead to a downward spiral for our democracy.

The GOP’s ‘Off the Rails’ March Toward Authoritarianism Has Historians Worried2021-06-02T19:23:11+00:00

Facebook’s recent affirmation to keep former President Trump’s


TBS eFM This Morning Host: Henry Shinn May 12, 2021 As Facebook reaffirms their intention to keep former President Trump suspended from the platform, criticism from conservatives continues to grow and escalate. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, weighs in on Facebook's decision and the effects it will have on information flow.

Facebook’s recent affirmation to keep former President Trump’s2021-05-12T16:16:17+00:00

Twitter will never truly be rid of Trump — but their game of whac-a-mole is working: Tech experts


Salon Brett Bachman May 7, 2021 Twitter continues to ban Trump "clone" accounts as more newly created accounts seeks to re-post content from former President Trump, who still remains a banned user from the platform. Our co-director, Jonathan Nagler, weighs in on the effects this is having on riding Twitter of Trump completely.

Twitter will never truly be rid of Trump — but their game of whac-a-mole is working: Tech experts2021-05-12T16:06:47+00:00

Jacob N. Shapiro


Jacob N. Shapiro jns@princeton.edu Personal Site  Jacob N. Shapiro is a Professor of  Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he also directs the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project. The project is a multi-university consortium that compiles and analyzes micro-level data on politically motivated violence in countries around the world. His research covers conflict, economic development, misinformation, and security policy.  He is author of The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations and co-author of Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict. His research has been published in broad range of academic and policy [...]

Jacob N. Shapiro2021-04-23T18:21:36+00:00

Magdalena Wojcieszak


Magdalena Wojcieszak magdalena.wojcieszak@uva.nl Personal Site Magdalena is a Professor in the Department of Communication at UC Davis. Prior to UC Davis, she was an Associate Professor of Political Communication at Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam. She also held a position at IE School of Communication at the IE University of Spain. Her research primarily focuses on the changing media environment and how it creates opportunities and challenges for informed publics, tolerant citizenry, and responsive governance. Specifically, she examines how media use and political talk affect opinion dynamics on both individual and societal levels and [...]

Magdalena Wojcieszak2021-04-23T18:21:55+00:00