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.
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.
Twitter’s rigid fact-check rules allow Trump to continue spreading false information about the electionvs24692020-07-16T20:12:52+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.
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.”
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.
Washington Examiner Nihal Krishan June 8, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, told the Washington Examiner what could happen if President Trump succeeds in revoking Section 230: It would “incentivize Twitter and any social media platform to moderate more content because of lawsuits that will occur and their responsibility to shareholders,” he said.
Forbes Rebecca Bellan June 2, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke to Forbes to compare Facebook and Twitter's policies on moderating President Trump. Facebook “is essentially saying that there’s no way” to “police the content of politicians” without being viewed as partisan, he said.
Fortune Danielle Abril May 29, 2020 President Trump’s executive order taking aim at Twitter could backfire. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, told Fortune it could make the platforms quicker to remove content, including Trump’s own tweets.
Fortune Danielle Abril May 26, 2020 Twitter attached a fact-check label to one of President Donald Trump’s false tweets for the first time, but stopped short of removing it. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, told Fortune the platform will likely do everything it can to avoid accusations of partisanship.
The coronavirus may force US states to adopt vote-by-mail policies — which usually take decades to implementvs24692020-05-09T00:14:29+00:00
Business Insider Kara Chin and Mark Abadi May 8, 2020 Voters in most states must request mail-in ballots and, in some cases, provide a reason for their absence. Our co-director, Jonathan Nagler, told Business Insider that these hurdles could depress voter turnout — especially among marginalized groups.