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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Axios Sara Fischer December 17, 2019 CSMaP research on crowd-sourcing fact-checking for social media sites is featured in this article from Axios.
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...
Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien Soledad O'Brien December 7, 2019 CSMaP Co-Director Jonathan Nagler appeared on Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien to discuss the impact social media is having on our democracy and upcoming elections...
MarketWatch Meera Jagannathan November 1, 2019 Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Wednesday reiterated that the world’s biggest social media site considers political ads “an important part of the dialogue” rather than a financial incentive...