New research on Facebook use in Bosnia and Herzegovina underscores complexity of relationship between social media and social dynamics

2021-07-27T20:06:50+00:00

Tech Policy Press Justin Hendrix June 16, 2021 Our peer-reviewed study, "Testing the effects of Facebook usage in an ethnically polarized setting" was discussed at length in this Tech Policy Press piece. In the study, CSMaP researchers used Facebook data from Bosnia and Herzegovina to better understand the complex relationship between social media and political polarization outside of a US context.

New research on Facebook use in Bosnia and Herzegovina underscores complexity of relationship between social media and social dynamics2021-07-27T20:06:50+00:00

Facebook’s recent affirmation to keep former President Trump’s

2021-05-12T16:16:17+00:00

TBS eFM This Morning Host: Henry Shinn May 12, 2021 As Facebook reaffirms their intention to keep former President Trump suspended from the platform, criticism from conservatives continues to grow and escalate. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, weighs in on Facebook's decision and the effects it will have on information flow.

Facebook’s recent affirmation to keep former President Trump’s2021-05-12T16:16:17+00:00

Without Trump, political disinformation dips — for now

2021-03-29T16:42:23+00:00

AFP News Arthur Macmillan March 29, 2021 Following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Twitter permanently banned Trump's account from the platform. Now data suggests that false and misleading claims about American politics have "plummeted". Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, weighed in about the nature of misinformation circulating in 2020 and the present state of misinformation today.

Without Trump, political disinformation dips — for now2021-03-29T16:42:23+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

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

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

2020 Talks Podcast

2021-04-16T22:21:31+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 Podcast2021-04-16T22:21:31+00:00

What would happen if Twitter and Facebook switched off Trump?

2020-06-19T15:37:59+00:00

The New Statesman Laurie Clarke June 19, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke to the New Statesman about the pressure social media platforms are under to increase moderation: “If you are a progressive – what level of progressive voices could potentially be silenced by these kinds of decisions?” he said.

What would happen if Twitter and Facebook switched off Trump?2020-06-19T15:37:59+00:00

The Role Of Social Media In Moderating Trump: Facebook Versus Twitter

2020-06-03T16:39:24+00:00

Forbes Rebecca Bellan June 2, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke to Forbes to compare Facebook and Twitter's policies on moderating President Trump. Facebook “is essentially saying that there’s no way” to “police the content of politicians” without being viewed as partisan, he said.

The Role Of Social Media In Moderating Trump: Facebook Versus Twitter2020-06-03T16:39:24+00:00

Researchers finally get access to data on Facebook’s role in political discourse

2020-02-19T18:10:41+00:00

Science Jeffrey Mervis February 13, 2020 Facebook and Social Science One released a trove of data that could shed light on how users shared information — and misinformation — about politics. CSMaP Co-director Joshua Tucker told Science mag it's a "huge step forward" toward Facebook's goal of making information about its users available to researchers.

Researchers finally get access to data on Facebook’s role in political discourse2020-02-19T18:10:41+00:00