Race to the White House: The impact of social media on US elections

2020-10-13T15:03:04+00:00

France24 Genie Godula, Joanna Cockerell, Stephanie Cheval, and Aline Bottin October 13, 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)

Race to the White House: The impact of social media on US elections2020-10-13T15:03:04+00:00

American-Made Disinformation Strains Social Media’s Safeguards

2020-10-09T20:36:09+00:00

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.

American-Made Disinformation Strains Social Media’s Safeguards2020-10-09T20:36:09+00:00

How a president and pandemic intertwined

2020-10-06T21:27:12+00:00

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.

How a president and pandemic intertwined2020-10-06T21:27:12+00:00

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