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Facebook, open your data trove: The lesson of whistleblower Frances Haugen

2021-10-05T14:24:25+00:00

New York Daily News Joshua Tucker & Jonathan Nagler October 5, 2021 Platforms have troves of research studying their societal impact and whistleblower, Frances Haugen claims Facebook knew the impact their platform had on fueling the spread of misinformation. The recent Facebook revelations, and the hearing taking place to investigate those allegations, show why it's critical for government to open that data to outsider researchers. Our co-directors, Joshua Tucker and Jonathan Nagler explain.

Facebook, open your data trove: The lesson of whistleblower Frances Haugen2021-10-05T14:24:25+00:00

Multilingual Disinformation Research Project

2021-11-18T21:05:55+00:00

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

Multilingual Disinformation Research Project2021-11-18T21:05:55+00:00

How Trump’s False Election Tweets Spread

2021-11-05T15:20:52+00:00

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

How Trump’s False Election Tweets Spread2021-11-05T15:20:52+00:00

Talia Berniker

2021-09-10T19:51:16+00:00

Talia Berniker tpb296@nyu.edu 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.

Talia Berniker2021-09-10T19:51:16+00:00

Patrick Wu

2021-09-10T19:44:56+00:00

Patrick Wu  pyw230@nyu.edu 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.

Patrick Wu2021-09-10T19:44:56+00:00

Study: Despite labels, Trump’s election misinformation tweets spread widely

2021-08-27T16:00:53+00:00

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.

Study: Despite labels, Trump’s election misinformation tweets spread widely2021-08-27T16:00:53+00:00

Trump’s tweets blocked for election misinformation still spread to other sites

2021-08-26T21:07:11+00:00

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.

Trump’s tweets blocked for election misinformation still spread to other sites2021-08-26T21:07:11+00:00

Twitter blocked and labeled Donald Trump’s tweets on election fraud. They spread anyway.

2021-08-26T18:59:44+00:00

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.

Twitter blocked and labeled Donald Trump’s tweets on election fraud. They spread anyway.2021-08-26T18:59:44+00:00

Twitter’s efforts to tackle misleading tweets just made them thrive elsewhere

2021-08-26T13:34:41+00:00

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.

Twitter’s efforts to tackle misleading tweets just made them thrive elsewhere2021-08-26T13:34:41+00:00