Shut down social media if you don’t like terrorism?

2019-10-08T13:17:20+00:00

Washington Post Joshua Tucker April 23, 2019 In the aftermath of Sunday’s violent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government shut down access to social media sites as the investigation into the bombings proceeded. News reports listed Facebook — including its WhatsApp and Instagram platforms — YouTube, Snapchat and Viber...

Shut down social media if you don’t like terrorism?2019-10-08T13:17:20+00:00

Who was most likely to share fake news in 2016? Seniors.

2019-10-08T00:35:30+00:00

The Washington Post Andy Guess, Jonathan Nagler, Joshua A Tucker January 9, 2019 This week, the New York Times broke the news that Democratic activists posted misleading Facebook pages and Twitter feeds during the 2017 U.S. Senate race in Alabama. That’s just the latest iteration in the ongoing saga of online disinformation and “fake news” since the 2016 U.S. presidential election...

Who was most likely to share fake news in 2016? Seniors.2019-10-08T00:35:30+00:00

What’s the strategy of Russia’s Internet trolls? We analyzed their tweets to find out.

2019-10-08T00:39:18+00:00

The Washington Post Franziska Roescher, Leon Yin, Richard Bonneau, Jonathan Nagler, and Joshua A Tucker November 19, 2018 As U.S. citizens cast their ballots in this month’s midterm election, Facebook announced its suspicions that the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) was attempting to interfere. But what, exactly, was the online strategy of this “troll farm” that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III had already indicted in connection...

What’s the strategy of Russia’s Internet trolls? We analyzed their tweets to find out.2019-10-08T00:39:18+00:00

Could anything – even Taylor Swift – boost the youth vote in 2018?

2019-10-08T01:11:18+00:00

The Washington Post Jen Leighley and Jonathan Nagler October 18, 2018 Last week, with a post on Instagram, Taylor Swift urged young people to vote. She specifically endorsed two candidates, explained why she voted for them, and suggested that others should rely on their values in deciding how to vote...

Could anything – even Taylor Swift – boost the youth vote in 2018?2019-10-08T01:11:18+00:00

Why don’t Trump voters feel betrayed? Because they’re getting what they wanted.

2019-10-08T00:46:40+00:00

The Washington Post Jan Zilinsky and Joshua A Tucker February 1, 2018 Why doesn’t President Trump’s base feel betrayed yet, as so many observers think it should? Pundits have argued that they would feel alienated by his State of the Union address...

Why don’t Trump voters feel betrayed? Because they’re getting what they wanted.2019-10-08T00:46:40+00:00

Here’s what 29 million tweets can teach us about Brexit

2019-10-10T04:14:32+00:00

Washington Post Alex Siegel and Joshua A Tucker July 20, 2016 As Britain’s vote to leave the European Union sent pundits scrambling and the pound plummeting, it also set off a global frenzy on social media. Topping off months of online campaigning...

Here’s what 29 million tweets can teach us about Brexit2019-10-10T04:14:32+00:00

This is what Twitter can teach us about John Kasich’s (and everyone else’s!) debate performance

2019-10-10T04:24:07+00:00

The Washington Post Andy Guess, Jonathan Nagler, and Joshua A Tucker November 12, 2015 Did John Kasich’s “grown up” strategy work in Wednesday’s debate? And could moderate Republicans be warming to Rand Paul? To answer these and other question, the New York University Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) lab analyzed 426,717 tweets from...

This is what Twitter can teach us about John Kasich’s (and everyone else’s!) debate performance2019-10-10T04:24:07+00:00