CSMaP informs public discourse in the digital age. See a selection of news stories citing our experts.
A CSMaP report found that sharing articles from "fake news" sources was rarer than originally thought.
September 11, 2020
Joshua A. Tucker talks about the stakes social media platforms' face when it comes to content moderation.
September 10, 2020
Experts say tech platforms and policymakers haven’t done enough in the wake of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, even while a new set of problems could take 2020’s interference effort into overdrive.
August 21, 2020
Joshua A. Tucker discusses the Big Tech CEO congressional hearing and their concerns over social media, disinformation, and election meddling.
August 11, 2020
Joshua A. Tucker talks about how is social media filling in the information gaps for voters during the lead up to the election as people are stuck at home because of Covid-19 .
August 10, 2020
Jonathan Nagler talks about how absentee ballots tend to skew progressive because those candidates encourage their voters to use them.
July 24, 2020
A CSMaP paper found that the same things that make social media great for activists, also makes it vulnerable to manipulation campaigns.
July 23, 2020
Joshua A. Tucker talks about the impact of social media activity on political polarization.
July 16, 2020
CNN: Twitter's rigid fact-check rules allow Trump to continue spreading false information about the election
Joshua A. Tucker talks about the first time Twitter fact-checked Trump and whether this really had any impact on public confidence in the American electoral process.
July 15, 2020
Joshua A. Tucker addresses how social media companies are now facing increasing pressure to regulate the content on their platforms more heavily.
June 19, 2020
Joe Biden acknowledged the anniversary of the Charleston church shooting. The Iowa Governor secured voting rights, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company's stance on political speech on the platform.
June 18, 2020
Washington Examiner: Trump’s unexpected allies in the fight against Twitter and censorship: Facebook and the FCC
Joshua A. Tucker talks about Facebook and the FCC helping Trump to make his argument against social media platforms.
June 8, 2020
Joshua A. Tucker talks about Facebook's potential problems with showing partisanship if they take an active role in moderating content.
June 2, 2020
Joshua A. Tucker weighed in with other experts and agrees that Trump needs Twitter, more than Twitter needs him, to reach his base during the pandemic.
May 29, 2020
Joshua A. Tucker talks about the difficulties that Twitter faces to moderate content in a non-partisan way.
May 26, 2020
Business Insider: The coronavirus may force US states to adopt vote-by-mail policies — which usually take decades to implement
Jonathan Nagler discusses how mail-in voting might depress voter turn-out.
May 8, 2020
Joshua A. Tucker talks about the politicization of the coronavirus and how prominent figures can combat misinformation.
April 28, 2020
Joshua A. Tucker talks about the effects of large levels of exposure to fake news on people's opinions towards the candidates in the 2020 presidential election.
March 13, 2020
Joshua A. Tucker discusses activism and its reliance on social media to organize.
February 28, 2020
A CSMaP study found that seniors struggle to identify fake news online.
February 26, 2020
Joshua A. Tucker discusses TikTok and the importance of internet popularity for up-and-coming politicians in spreading campaign awareness.
February 24, 2020
Joshua A. Tucker talks about new research finding people aren't very good at identifying fake news.
February 19, 2020
Joshua A. Tucker talks about Facebook's new data release to researchers, and how this event will affect future research into social media.
February 13, 2020
Joshua A. Tucker discusses Russia's potential tactics to spread disinformation this election cycle.
February 9, 2020
Joshua A. Tucker discusses how social media can help, but also potentially hurts activism efforts.
January 31, 2020