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CSMaP informs public discourse in the digital age. See a selection of news stories citing our experts.
Associated Press: Anti-vax group in Europe thrives online, thwarts tech effort
Joshua A. Tucker talks about the balancing act between moderating harmful content and protecting free expression.
August 19, 2022
TIME: Social Media Companies Like TikTok Hope to Fight Election Misinformation. Experts Say Their Plans Aren’t Enough.
Zeve Sanderson discusses how social media platforms plan to handle election misinformation in the upcoming midterms.
August 18, 2022
Associated Press: Trolling along: Fetterman going big on social media vs. Oz
Postdoc Maggie Macdonald discusses Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman's successful use of social media to campaign.
July 30, 2022
Newsy: Social Platforms Are Unprepared For Election Misinformation
Zeve Sanderson describes why the rise of social media video content presents a major challenge for platforms trying to moderate misinformation during the 2022 midterms.
July 20, 2022
Poynter: Should reporter safety trump open contact details for newsrooms?
In article about online safety for journalists cites a CSMaP analysis about toxic speech on Twitter.
July 7, 2022
Fast Company: Inside the good, bad, and very ugly of social media algorithms
Joshua A. Tucker discusses social media algorithms, regulation, and data access.
June 24, 2022
Bloomberg: Meta Pulls Support for Tool Used to Keep Misinformation in Check
Cody Buntain, a Faculty Research Affiliate, expresses concern about the future of Facebook's CrowdTangle tool.
June 23, 2022
TIME: Trump's Social Platform Is Still Floundering Despite Boost from Jan. 6 Hearings
Jonathan Nagler discusses why Trump's social network isn't having much of an impact in our political discourse.
June 16, 2022
The New Yorker: How Harmful is Social Media?
The New Yorker cites a CSMaP study in a story analyzing research on social media and democracy.
June 3, 2022
Creative Control: Social media regulation needs to happen—but how?
Joshua A. Tucker joins a Fast Company podcast to discuss social media transparency and data access.
May 26, 2022
Intel on AI: AI, Social Media, and Political Influence
In this episode of Intel on AI, host Amir Khosrowshahi talks with Joshua A. Tucker about using artificial intelligence to study the influence social media has on politics.
May 25, 2022
The Washington Post: The midterms are here. Critics say Facebook is already behind
Joshua A. Tucker discusses the disinformation problems we'll face in the 2022 election.
May 19, 2022
Politico: Elon Musk could soon have a Trump-sized headache
Joshua A. Tucker talks about Elon Musk's continued waffling on what he would do with Twitter.
May 13, 2022
Nieman Lab: Do browser extensions keep anyone away from fake news sites? Maybe a tiny bit
Kevin Aslett and Andy Guess discuss their new study on source credibility labels.
May 11, 2022
Tech Policy Press: Researchers Query Misinformation and Interventions to Address It
A roundup of recent misinformation research, including our paper on news credibility labels.
May 10, 2022
Popular Science: The biggest consumers of fake news may benefit from this one tech intervention
Kevin Aslett discusses findings from our study on the efficacy of source credibility labels.
May 9, 2022
Protocol: Labeling junk news sites doesn't steer away most readers
Coverage of our paper on the impact of news source credibility labels.
May 6, 2022
TIME: What Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover Means for Trump's TRUTH Social
What Musk's Twitter purchase ultimately means for TRUTH Social is a bit opaque, says Jonathan Nagler.
April 28, 2022
Politico: How Musk could — and couldn't — transform Twitter
Zeve Sanderson analyzes whether Elon Musk will end Twitter deplatforming.
April 26, 2022
Newsweek: Why Creating a Liberal Twitter Alternative is Doomed to Fail
Joshua A. Tucker discusses Elon Musk's Twitter takeover and what would happen if liberal users flee the platform.
April 26, 2022
Al Jazeera English: Elon Musk’s Twitter deal stirs free speech, disinformation debate
Zeve Sanderson discusses the pros and cons of Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter.
April 25, 2022
Undark Magazine: Why Researchers Want Broader Access to Social Media Data
Joshua A. Tucker explains why researchers need more access to social media data to better understand the impact of platforms on society.
April 18, 2022
Mashable: The public doesn't agree with Elon Musk's 'freedom of speech' Twitter crusade
Jonathan Nagler discusses a new study showing a strong majority of Americans want social media companies to take action to reduce the spread of misinformation.
April 15, 2022
Spectrum News: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $54.20 per share
Joshua A. Tucker discusses the implications Elon Musk's bid to buy Twitter has on content moderation and free speech.
April 14, 2022
The Guardian: Harsh truth: Trump’s social media app follows long line of failed ventures
Joshua A. Tucker explains why Truth Social seems to be failing.
April 9, 2022