The New York Times Thomas B. Edsall Feb. 17, 2021 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, was quoted in a NYT op-ed talking about how social media reduces the costs of extremist views in the US and allows for these individuals to more easily find each other and organize. Tucker explains how the internet has "lowered the barrier" to news publishing and how social media has encouraged the appeal of fake news by placing a "premium" on clicks.
Lawfare Joshua A. Tucker October 27, 2020 In this essay for Lawfare, our co-director, Joshua Tucker, argues that the impact of foreign electoral interference on social media is overblown.
CNBC Street Signs Asia November 2, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, was a guest on CNBC's Street Signs Asia. He explained why domestic actors have the most to gain by spreading disinformation to try to influence the election outcome.
AFP Arthur MacMillan October 30, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, was quoted in this AFP special report on the spread of disinformation during the U.S. presidential election.
Detroit Free Press Ashley Nerbovig October, 29, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke to the Detroit Free Press for this story on how disinformation is continuing to evolve ahead of the election. What the Russians did in 2016 “created a toolkit for anyone to do these coordinated campaigns online,” he said.
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.
Axios Sara Fischer April 28, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, told Axios how we should fight the COVID-19 "infodemic": Consider how misinformation is politicized, he said, as our research shows people are less likely to spot fake news that aligns with their politics.
NPR Sam Gringlas February 26, 2020 NPR spoke with CSMaP affiliate Andy Guess about our Fake News study, which found older adults share misinformation at higher rates. Teaching digital literacy skills to seniors could help solve the problem, he said.
The New York Times Alina Tugend February 20, 2020 It's not just young folks who need to up their digital literacy game: This New York Times story about students learning to spot fake news cites a CSMaP study that found seniors tend to share more fake news than other groups.
The Financial Times Gillian Tett February 19, 2020 The Financial Times featured new research from CSMaP and Stanford's Program on Democracy and the Internet. Early findings show participants struggle to identify fake news — especially if it aligns with their politics.