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

If Facebook Is Dealing with Deceptive ‘BL’ Network, It’s Not Working

2019-12-16T18:37:28+00:00

Snopes Alex Kasprak and Jordan Liles December 13, 2019 CSMaP Co-Director Joshua Tucker is quoted in a story on a Vietnamese group promoting propaganda on Facebook. Since October 2019, Snopes has been following the activities of a digital media outlet called “The BL” which has an explicitly pro-Trump editorial strategy...

If Facebook Is Dealing with Deceptive ‘BL’ Network, It’s Not Working2019-12-16T18:37:28+00:00

Big Tech a big punching bag for politicians

2019-11-01T20:07:29+00:00

SFGATE Barbara Ortutay October 13, 2019 Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on health care, immigration or taxing the rich. But one subject draws critics from both parties: Big Tech...

Big Tech a big punching bag for politicians2019-11-01T20:07:29+00:00

Fake news, real consequences

2019-10-09T23:28:59+00:00

CBS News June 27, 2019 As the 2016 U.S. election illustrated, social media has become a powerful tool for disinformation and propaganda. Today, the Philippines is center stage..

Fake news, real consequences2019-10-09T23:28:59+00:00

Popular ‘USA’ Facebook Page Run by Ukrainians Targeted Older Americans

2019-10-09T23:17:29+00:00

Snopes Alex Kasprak and Jordan Liles October 1, 2019 A once pro-Trump Facebook page, World USA, built a following of nearly 1 million users between October 2016 and late September 2019 by sharing generically patriotic, Norman Rockwellian remembrances of a bygone America...

Popular ‘USA’ Facebook Page Run by Ukrainians Targeted Older Americans2019-10-09T23:17:29+00:00

Ahead of 2020, Facebook Falls Short on Plan to Share Data on Disinformation

2019-10-09T23:05:50+00:00

The New York Times Davey Alba September 29, 2019 In April 2018, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, told Congress about an ambitious plan to share huge amounts of posts, links and other user data with researchers around the world so that they could study and flag disinformation on the site...

Ahead of 2020, Facebook Falls Short on Plan to Share Data on Disinformation2019-10-09T23:05:50+00:00

Privacy concerns could derail unprecedented plan to use Facebook data to study elections

2019-10-09T23:14:55+00:00

AAAS Jeffrey Mervis September 24, 2019 Gary King benefited from perfect timing in selling Facebook on the idea of sharing a treasure trove of its data with academics. But now, the clock is working against efforts by King and others to keep the innovative project...

Privacy concerns could derail unprecedented plan to use Facebook data to study elections2019-10-09T23:14:55+00:00