Which Republicans are most likely to think the election was stolen? Those who dislike Democrats and don’t mind white nationalists.

2021-03-26T15:20:25+00:00

Washington Post Jan Zilinsky, Jonathan Nagler and Joshua Tucker January 19, 2020 Read Detailed Analysis Behind the Article It's not uncommon for a defeated party to find a narrative to explain a loss, but what is unusual is for a candidate to claim they didn't lose at all. Following the 2020 presidential election, CSMaP researchers fielded a study, which found that over 70 percent of Republicans agreed with former President Trump's claim that he won more votes than President Biden. The researchers explain the study and the different predictors of belief. [...]

Which Republicans are most likely to think the election was stolen? Those who dislike Democrats and don’t mind white nationalists.2021-03-26T15:20:25+00:00

Twitter put warning labels on hundreds of thousands of tweets. Our research examined which worked best.

2021-03-26T15:24:32+00:00

Washington Post Megan A. Brown, Zeve Sanderson, Jonathan Nagler, Richard Bonneau and Joshua Tucker December 9, 2020 Read Detailed Analysis Behind the Article In the aftermath of the 2020 election, Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg testified before the Senate about misinformation during the election. Dorsey was questioned about Twitter's decision to label Trump's tweets as "false or misleading", which some accused as a bias against conservatives and others argued allowed the misinformation to spread. At CSMaP, we investigated these efforts to stop misinformation and found that even labeled tweets continued to [...]

Twitter put warning labels on hundreds of thousands of tweets. Our research examined which worked best.2021-03-26T15:24:32+00:00

How Trump impacts harmful Twitter speech: A case study in three tweets

2021-03-15T17:30:30+00:00

Brookings Megan Brown and Zeve Sanderson October 22, 2020 The use of offensive speech on the internet leading to the rise of political events on the ground is a dynamic that is familiar to researchers of online speech. But what about Trump's online speech? At CSMaP, we examined three tweets from Trump and tracked whether they had an impact on the quality of other online speech and whether the effect was negative. Our findings highlight the challenges that platforms face leading up to, and in the aftermath of the election.

How Trump impacts harmful Twitter speech: A case study in three tweets2021-03-15T17:30:30+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

Conversation Six: Jonathan Nagler and Joshua Tucker

2021-01-05T21:41:43+00:00

Conversation Six Jonathan Nagler and Joshua Tucker October 30, 2020 Our co-directors Jonathan Nagler and Joshua Tucker recorded an episode for Conversation Six, a new platform for short-form podcasts. They discussed their recent poll, which shows that some 2016 Trump voters are defecting to Biden because they believe the president broke his campaign promises.

Conversation Six: Jonathan Nagler and Joshua Tucker2021-01-05T21:41:43+00:00