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.
Twitter put warning labels on hundreds of thousands of tweets. Our research examined which worked best.Taylor2021-03-26T15:24:32+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 [...]
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...