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

2021-07-27T20:07:25+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 Worried2021-07-27T20:07:25+00:00

Democracy is Weakening Right in Front of US

2021-11-08T17:42:23+00:00

The New York Times Thomas B. Edsall February 17, 2021 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, was quoted in a NYT op-ed talking about how social media reduces the costs of extremist views in the US and allows for these individuals to more easily find each other and organize. Tucker explains how the internet has "lowered the barrier" to news publishing and how social media has encouraged the appeal of fake news by placing a "premium" on clicks.

Democracy is Weakening Right in Front of US2021-11-08T17:42:23+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

When Trump started his speech before the Capitol riot, talk on Parler turned to civil war

2021-11-08T17:41:36+00:00

USA Today Aleszu Bajak, Jessica Guynn and Mitchell Thorson Feb. 1, 2021 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, was quoted in a story examining how right-leaning social media platforms were used by groups fomenting the capitol riot.

When Trump started his speech before the Capitol riot, talk on Parler turned to civil war2021-11-08T17:41:36+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

Domestic actors have the most incentive to influence election outcome: expert

2020-11-03T21:00:11+00:00

CNBC Street Signs Asia November 2, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, was a guest on CNBC's Street Signs Asia. He explained why domestic actors have the most to gain by spreading disinformation to try to influence the election outcome.

Domestic actors have the most incentive to influence election outcome: expert2020-11-03T21:00:11+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

Michigan again a target of election disinformation

2020-11-03T19:38:06+00:00

Detroit Free Press Ashley Nerbovig October, 29, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke to the Detroit Free Press for this story on how disinformation is continuing to evolve ahead of the election. What the Russians did in 2016 “created a toolkit for anyone to do these coordinated campaigns online,” he said.

Michigan again a target of election disinformation2020-11-03T19:38:06+00:00

Are Russia, China and Iran stirring up trouble for the U.S. Election?

2020-11-03T19:22:34+00:00

Arirang News October 26, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, was a guest on Global Insight, a news program on Arirang News in South Korea. He discussed the spread of disinformation ahead of the U.S. election: "We have to think about both foreign and domestic campaigns by multiple actors."

Are Russia, China and Iran stirring up trouble for the U.S. Election?2020-11-03T19:22:34+00:00

The Limited Room for Russian Troll Influence in 2016

2021-04-16T22:46:59+00:00

Lawfare Joshua A. Tucker October 27, 2020 In this essay for Lawfare, our co-director, Joshua Tucker, argues that the impact of foreign electoral interference on social media is overblown.

The Limited Room for Russian Troll Influence in 20162021-04-16T22:46:59+00:00