The GOP’s ‘Off the Rails’ March Toward Authoritarianism Has Historians Worried

2021-06-02T19:23:11+00:00

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.

The GOP’s ‘Off the Rails’ March Toward Authoritarianism Has Historians Worried2021-06-02T19:23:11+00:00

Facebook’s recent affirmation to keep former President Trump’s

2021-05-12T16:16:17+00:00

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.

Facebook’s recent affirmation to keep former President Trump’s2021-05-12T16:16:17+00:00

Twitter will never truly be rid of Trump — but their game of whac-a-mole is working: Tech experts

2021-05-12T16:06:47+00:00

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.

Twitter will never truly be rid of Trump — but their game of whac-a-mole is working: Tech experts2021-05-12T16:06:47+00:00

Without Trump, political disinformation dips — for now

2021-03-29T16:42:23+00:00

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.

Without Trump, political disinformation dips — for now2021-03-29T16:42:23+00:00

Democracy is Weakening Right in Front of US

2021-04-16T22:48:00+00:00

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.

Democracy is Weakening Right in Front of US2021-04-16T22:48:00+00:00

Are social media platforms controlling democracy?

2021-02-08T17:28:00+00:00

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."

Are social media platforms controlling democracy?2021-02-08T17:28:00+00:00

Michigan AG to right-wing website: Take down misleading videos

2021-01-05T21:36:52+00:00

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.”

Michigan AG to right-wing website: Take down misleading videos2021-01-05T21:36:52+00:00