CSMaP’s research takes on some of the most pressing questions of the Internet Age: How has social media shaped our news diets? Has it affected how we protest? Has it enabled foreign actors to try to sway election outcomes? And how has it facilitated the spread of information — and misinformation — around the world?
Our goal is to bridge the gap between that research and the wider world — and inform public discourse on how to move forward. If you’re a reporter covering the intersection of social media and politics, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, was a guest on Global Insight, a news program on Arirang News in South Korea. He discussed the spread of disinformation ahead of the U.S. election: “We have to think about both foreign and domestic campaigns by multiple actors.”
Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, told AFP why homegrown efforts to sow disinformation are surpassing foreign interference campaigns: “Who needs the Russians running around casting doubt on the integrity of the democratic process when the president of the United States is doing it?”
Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, sat down with France24 to discuss the spread of disinformation ahead of the 2020 election — and why trolls could have an easier job this time around. (Interview at 3:22)
Research shows President Trump and his supporters — not Russian trolls — are the driving force behind disinformation campaigns around vote-by-mail. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, weighs in on the trend in this Bloomberg News story.
Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke to the Christian Science Monitor on how President Trump’s COVID diagnosis could affect his approach to public health: It would take “a big change in character” to turn things around, he said.
Twitter is expanding its policies around election-related false news, which could force it to keep fact-checking President Trump. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke with CNN Business about why the platforms are “terrified of being accused of political bias.”
What’s changed since Russia’s efforts to undermine the 2016 vote? The dramatically increased potential for interference from domestic actors, according to our co-director, Joshua, Tucker, who spoke with the National Journal.
WHYY’s Radio Times interviewed our co-director, Joshua Tucker, on misinformation and disinformation, fact-checking President Trump, election integrity, Russian meddling, and more. Here’s a recording of the conversation.