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 [...]
Arirang News October 26, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, was a guest on Global Insight, a news program on Arirang News in South Korea. He discussed the spread of disinformation ahead of the U.S. election: "We have to think about both foreign and domestic campaigns by multiple actors."
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.
Axios Sara Fischer December 17, 2019 CSMaP research on crowd-sourcing fact-checking for social media sites is featured in this article from Axios.