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.
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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.
Washington Post Zeve Sanderson, Kevin Aslett, Will Godel, Nathaniel Persily, Jonathan Nagler, Richard Bonneau and Joshua Tucker April 7, 2020 How good are people at sifting out fake news? In a collaboration between the NYU Center for Social Media and Politics and the Stanford Cyber Policy Center (supported by the Hewlett Foundation), we’ve been investigating whether ordinary individuals...
Axios Sara Fischer April 28, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, told Axios how we should fight the COVID-19 "infodemic": Consider how misinformation is politicized, he said, as our research shows people are less likely to spot fake news that aligns with their politics.
Forbes.com Rebecca Bellan March, 13, 2020 YouTube comments about COVID-19 are focusing on President Trump's response to the crisis, according to a recent study. CSMaP Co-director Joshua Tucker explains how public perceptions of Trump's leadership during a global pandemic could affect his re-election prospects in this Forbes.com story.
Mashable Haidee Chu February 28, 2020 The outcome of Supreme Court case U.S. v. Sineneng-Smith could criminalize pro-immigration speech online. This kind of crackdown is typical of authoritarian regimes — not democratic governments, CSMaP Co-director Joshua Tucker told Mashable.
NPR Sam Gringlas February 26, 2020 NPR spoke with CSMaP affiliate Andy Guess about our Fake News study, which found older adults share misinformation at higher rates. Teaching digital literacy skills to seniors could help solve the problem, he said.
The New York Times Alina Tugend February 20, 2020 It's not just young folks who need to up their digital literacy game: This New York Times story about students learning to spot fake news cites a CSMaP study that found seniors tend to share more fake news than other groups.
City & State New York Annie McDonough February 24, 2020 CSMaP Co-director Joshua Tucker spoke to City & State about the latest political campaign strategy: posting a quick video on TikTok to reach young voters.
The Financial Times Gillian Tett February 19, 2020 The Financial Times featured new research from CSMaP and Stanford's Program on Democracy and the Internet. Early findings show participants struggle to identify fake news — especially if it aligns with their politics.