Race to the White House: The impact of social media on US elections

2020-10-13T15:03:04+00:00

France24 Genie Godula, Joanna Cockerell, Stephanie Cheval, and Aline Bottin October 13, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, sat down with France24 to discuss the spread of disinformation ahead of the 2020 election — and why trolls could have an easier job this time around. (Interview at 3:22)

Race to the White House: The impact of social media on US elections2020-10-13T15:03:04+00:00

American-Made Disinformation Strains Social Media’s Safeguards

2020-10-09T20:36:09+00:00

Bloomberg News Eric Newcomer October 9, 2020 Research shows President Trump and his supporters — not Russian trolls — are the driving force behind disinformation campaigns around vote-by-mail. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, weighs in on the trend in this Bloomberg News story.

American-Made Disinformation Strains Social Media’s Safeguards2020-10-09T20:36:09+00:00

Getting Wise to Fake News

2020-09-11T19:08:30+00:00

The New York Times Paula Span September 11, 2020 Our false news study was cited in this New York Times story about resources for older adults who are learning how to detect and combat misinformation online.

Getting Wise to Fake News2020-09-11T19:08:30+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

Will Twitter ever remove one of Trump’s inflammatory tweets?

2020-06-02T17:53:01+00:00

Fortune Danielle Abril May 26, 2020 Twitter attached a fact-check label to one of President Donald Trump’s false tweets for the first time, but stopped short of removing it. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, told Fortune the platform will likely do everything it can to avoid accusations of partisanship.

Will Twitter ever remove one of Trump’s inflammatory tweets?2020-06-02T17:53:01+00:00

What experts say works for combating coronavirus misinformation

2020-04-29T18:16:38+00:00

Axios Sara Fischer April 28, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, told Axios how we should fight the COVID-19 "infodemic": Consider how misinformation is politicized, he said, as our research shows people are less likely to spot fake news that aligns with their politics.

What experts say works for combating coronavirus misinformation2020-04-29T18:16:38+00:00

These Students Are Learning About Fake News and How to Spot It

2020-02-25T17:57:11+00:00

The New York Times Alina Tugend February 20, 2020 It's not just young folks who need to up their digital literacy game: This New York Times story about students learning to spot fake news cites a CSMaP study that found seniors tend to share more fake news than other groups.

These Students Are Learning About Fake News and How to Spot It2020-02-25T17:57:11+00:00

The uncomfortable truth about fake news

2020-02-25T15:27:04+00:00

The Financial Times Gillian Tett February 19, 2020 The Financial Times featured new research from CSMaP and Stanford's Program on Democracy and the Internet. Early findings show participants struggle to identify fake news — especially if it aligns with their politics.

The uncomfortable truth about fake news2020-02-25T15:27:04+00:00