Vice Ben Jacobs June 2, 2021 Our co-director, Joshua A Tucker, spoke with Ben Jacobs at Vice News about the implications of the Senate voting down a commission to investigate the Capitol riot of Jan. 6. Without a formal investigation, Tucker and others wonder if the "growing Republican mythos" around the 2020 election will lead to a downward spiral for our democracy.
TBS eFM This Morning Host: Henry Shinn May 12, 2021 As Facebook reaffirms their intention to keep former President Trump suspended from the platform, criticism from conservatives continues to grow and escalate. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, weighs in on Facebook's decision and the effects it will have on information flow.
Salon Brett Bachman May 7, 2021 Twitter continues to ban Trump "clone" accounts as more newly created accounts seeks to re-post content from former President Trump, who still remains a banned user from the platform. Our co-director, Jonathan Nagler, weighs in on the effects this is having on riding Twitter of Trump completely.
AFP News Arthur Macmillan March 29, 2021 Following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Twitter permanently banned Trump's account from the platform. Now data suggests that false and misleading claims about American politics have "plummeted". Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, weighed in about the nature of misinformation circulating in 2020 and the present state of misinformation today.
The New York Times Thomas B. Edsall February 17, 2021 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, was quoted in a NYT op-ed talking about how social media reduces the costs of extremist views in the US and allows for these individuals to more easily find each other and organize. Tucker explains how the internet has "lowered the barrier" to news publishing and how social media has encouraged the appeal of fake news by placing a "premium" on clicks.
Arirang News Global Insight January 27, 2021 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke about the role social media played in mobilizing the attempted insurrection of the Capitol building on Jan 6. He also addressed how social media influences political polarization, adding that "the book is not closed on whether or not social media, itself, causes political polarization or whether these are deeper, larger societal forces."
USA Today Aleszu Bajak, Jessica Guynn and Mitchell Thorson Feb. 1, 2021 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, was quoted in a story examining how right-leaning social media platforms were used by groups fomenting the capitol riot.
Detroit Free Press Ashley Nerbovig November 10, 2020 A far-right news site posted misleading videos of poll worker trainings in Detroit. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, told the Detroit Free Press that deceptive editing, not just outright fabrications, are “a big part of these influence campaigns.”
CNBC Street Signs Asia November 2, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, was a guest on CNBC's Street Signs Asia. He explained why domestic actors have the most to gain by spreading disinformation to try to influence the election outcome.
The New York Times Linda Qiu and Annie Karni October 31, 2020 Our poll — which surveyed Trump voters to find out how they view his record — was mentioned in the New York Times.