Bloomberg News Eric Newcomer October 9, 2020 Research shows President Trump and his supporters — not Russian trolls — are the driving force behind disinformation campaigns around vote-by-mail. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, weighs in on the trend in this Bloomberg News story.
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The Christian Science Monitor Peter Grier, Noah Robertson, Story Hinckley, Nick Roll October 5, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke to the Christian Science Monitor on how President Trump’s COVID diagnosis could affect his approach to public health: It would take “a big change in character” to turn things around, he said.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
France24 Genie Godula, Joanna Cockerell, Stephanie Cheval, and Aline Bottin August 10, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, sat down with France24 to discuss the spread of disinformation ahead of the 2020 election — and why trolls could have an easier job this time around. (Interview at 3:22)
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.
Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, has co-edited a volume exploring the field of social media research with Nathaniel Persily, co-director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center. The text chronicles the recent explosion of research at the intersection of social media and democracy — and the resulting new field that brings together political scientists, economists, psychologists, communication scholars, and other researchers from different corners of academia. The book, out last September 2020, is published by Cambridge University Press. Click through to read the final chapter, which details the legal barriers preventing access to key social media datasets, and the ethical quandaries [...]
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.