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Getting Wise to Fake News

2020-09-11T19:08:30+00:00

The New York Times Paula Span September 11, 2020 Our false news study was cited in this New York Times story about resources for older adults who are learning how to detect and combat misinformation online.

Getting Wise to Fake News2020-09-11T19:08:30+00:00

Twitter expands rules against election-related misinformation, setting up showdown with Trump

2020-09-11T18:56:49+00:00

CNN Business Marshall Cohen September 10, 2020 Twitter is expanding its policies around election-related false news, which could force it to keep fact-checking President Trump. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke with CNN Business about why the platforms are “terrified of being accused of political bias.”

Twitter expands rules against election-related misinformation, setting up showdown with Trump2020-09-11T18:56:49+00:00

COVID, domestic disinfo set to supercharge election interference

2020-08-21T21:05:55+00:00

National Journal Brendan Bordelon August 21, 2020 What’s changed since Russia’s efforts to undermine the 2016 vote? The dramatically increased potential for interference from domestic actors, according to our co-director, Joshua, Tucker, who spoke with the National Journal. 

COVID, domestic disinfo set to supercharge election interference2020-08-21T21:05:55+00:00

Big Tech: monopolies, misinformation and election integrity

2020-08-21T20:52:58+00:00

WHYY/Radio Times Kevin McCorry August 11, 2020 WHYY's Radio Times interviewed our co-director, Joshua Tucker, on misinformation and disinformation, fact-checking President Trump, election integrity, Russian meddling, and more. Here's a recording of the conversation.

Big Tech: monopolies, misinformation and election integrity2020-08-21T20:52:58+00:00

Weeding out the political astroturf

2020-08-13T23:13:51+00:00

Cosmos Ian Connellan July 23, 2020 Cosmos wrote a story featuring our study with Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs. It explains how we developed a way to track online foreign misinformation campaigns in real time: By using machine learning to identify new malicious “troll” accounts on Twitter by tracking disinformation campaigns that targeted U.S. voters in the past.

Weeding out the political astroturf2020-08-13T23:13:51+00:00

DSA candidates get out the stay-at-home votes

2020-07-28T22:06:07+00:00

City & State New York Amanda Luz Henning Santiago July 24, 2020 Several New York progressives toppled incumbent State Assembly members after absentee ballots were tallied in July. Our co-director, Jonathan Nagler, told City & State New York that it’s likely progressive candidates are actively encouraging voters to cast their ballots by mail.

DSA candidates get out the stay-at-home votes2020-07-28T22:06:07+00:00

Republicans and Democrats Even Tweet Differently

2020-07-16T20:17:48+00:00

The Wall Street Journal Sarah E. Needleman July 16, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, told the Wall Street Journal that politicians use social media to speak to an audience beyond their direct constituents. But we don’t know if such communication is driving political polarization among voters, he said.

Republicans and Democrats Even Tweet Differently2020-07-16T20:17:48+00:00

Twitter’s rigid fact-check rules allow Trump to continue spreading false information about the election

2020-07-16T20:12:52+00:00

CNN.com Marshall Cohen July 15, 2020 Twitter attached fact-checking labels to President Trump’s tweets in May, but hasn’t done so to about a dozen of his untruthful tweets since then. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke with CNN about the platform’s narrow enforcement of its rules: "If we're actually worried about people's belief in the sanctity of the American electoral process, those tweets don't look any different to me," he said.

Twitter’s rigid fact-check rules allow Trump to continue spreading false information about the election2020-07-16T20:12:52+00:00

2020 Talks podcast

2020-06-26T23:29:44+00:00

Pacifica Network & Public News Service Lily Bohlke June 18, 2020 Our co director, Jonathan Nagler, told Pacifica Radio about the drawbacks of Facebook allowing users to turn off political ads: “It favors incumbents,” he said. “They just made it harder for challengers [and] I don’t see that as a good thing for American politics.”

2020 Talks podcast2020-06-26T23:29:44+00:00

What would happen if Twitter and Facebook switched off Trump?

2020-06-19T15:37:59+00:00

The New Statesman Laurie Clarke June 19, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke to the New Statesman about the pressure social media platforms are under to increase moderation: “If you are a progressive – what level of progressive voices could potentially be silenced by these kinds of decisions?” he said.

What would happen if Twitter and Facebook switched off Trump?2020-06-19T15:37:59+00:00