2020 Talks podcast

2020-06-26T23:29:44+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 podcast2020-06-26T23:29:44+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

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