The GOP’s ‘Off the Rails’ March Toward Authoritarianism Has Historians Worried

2021-06-02T19:23:11+00:00

Vice Ben Jacobs June 2, 2021 Our co-director, Joshua A Tucker, spoke with Ben Jacobs at Vice News about the implications of the Senate voting down a commission to investigate the Capitol riot of Jan. 6. Without a formal investigation, Tucker and others wonder if the "growing Republican mythos" around the 2020 election will lead to a downward spiral for our democracy.

The GOP’s ‘Off the Rails’ March Toward Authoritarianism Has Historians Worried2021-06-02T19:23:11+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

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

2021-04-16T22:35:16+00:00

Washington Post Jan Zilinsky, Jonathan Nagler and Joshua Tucker January 19, 2021 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.2021-04-16T22:35:16+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

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

2021-04-16T22:46:16+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.2021-04-16T22:46:16+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

America’s Other Pandemic

2020-11-03T19:48:27+00:00

AFP Arthur MacMillan October 30, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, was quoted in this AFP special report on the spread of disinformation during the U.S. presidential election.

America’s Other Pandemic2020-11-03T19:48:27+00:00