Twitter expands rules against election-related misinformation, setting up showdown with Trump

2020-09-11T18:56:49+00:00

CNN Business Marshall Cohen September 10, 2020 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.”

Twitter expands rules against election-related misinformation, setting up showdown with Trump2020-09-11T18:56:49+00:00

COVID, domestic disinfo set to supercharge election interference

2020-08-21T21:05:55+00:00

National Journal Brendan Bordelon August 21, 2020 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. 

COVID, domestic disinfo set to supercharge election interference2020-08-21T21:05:55+00:00

Big Tech: monopolies, misinformation and election integrity

2020-08-21T20:52:58+00:00

WHYY/Radio Times Kevin McCorry August 11, 2020 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.

Big Tech: monopolies, misinformation and election integrity2020-08-21T20:52:58+00:00

Weeding out the political astroturf

2020-08-13T23:13:51+00:00

Cosmos Ian Connellan July 23, 2020 Cosmos wrote a story featuring our study with Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs. It explains how we developed a way to track online foreign misinformation campaigns in real time: By using machine learning to identify new malicious “troll” accounts on Twitter by tracking disinformation campaigns that targeted U.S. voters in the past.

Weeding out the political astroturf2020-08-13T23:13:51+00:00

Twitter’s rigid fact-check rules allow Trump to continue spreading false information about the election

2020-07-16T20:12:52+00:00

CNN.com Marshall Cohen July 15, 2020 Twitter attached fact-checking labels to President Trump’s tweets in May, but hasn’t done so to about a dozen of his untruthful tweets since then. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke with CNN about the platform’s narrow enforcement of its rules: "If we're actually worried about people's belief in the sanctity of the American electoral process, those tweets don't look any different to me," he said.

Twitter’s rigid fact-check rules allow Trump to continue spreading false information about the election2020-07-16T20:12:52+00:00

2020 Talks podcast

2020-06-26T23:29:44+00:00

Pacifica Network & Public News Service Lily Bohlke June 18, 2020 Our co director, Jonathan Nagler, told Pacifica Radio about the drawbacks of Facebook allowing users to turn off political ads: “It favors incumbents,” he said. “They just made it harder for challengers [and] I don’t see that as a good thing for American politics.”

2020 Talks podcast2020-06-26T23:29:44+00:00

The coronavirus may force US states to adopt vote-by-mail policies — which usually take decades to implement

2020-05-09T00:14:29+00:00

Business Insider Kara Chin and Mark Abadi May 8, 2020 Voters in most states must request mail-in ballots and, in some cases, provide a reason for their absence. Our co-director, Jonathan Nagler, told Business Insider that these hurdles could depress voter turnout — especially among marginalized groups.

The coronavirus may force US states to adopt vote-by-mail policies — which usually take decades to implement2020-05-09T00:14:29+00:00

The Future Of Trump’s COVID-19 Presidency Is Bleak, Even Among YouTube Commenters

2020-03-23T18:02:54+00:00

Forbes.com Rebecca Bellan March, 13, 2020 YouTube comments about COVID-19 are focusing on President Trump's response to the crisis, according to a recent study. CSMaP Co-director Joshua Tucker explains how public perceptions of Trump's leadership during a global pandemic could affect his re-election prospects in this Forbes.com story.

The Future Of Trump’s COVID-19 Presidency Is Bleak, Even Among YouTube Commenters2020-03-23T18:02:54+00:00

With An Election On The Horizon, Older Adults Get Help Spotting Fake News

2020-02-28T20:45:05+00:00

NPR Sam Gringlas February 26, 2020 NPR spoke with CSMaP affiliate Andy Guess about our Fake News study, which found older adults share misinformation at higher rates. Teaching digital literacy skills to seniors could help solve the problem, he said.

With An Election On The Horizon, Older Adults Get Help Spotting Fake News2020-02-28T20:45:05+00:00