Without Trump, political disinformation dips — for now

2021-03-29T16:42:23+00:00

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.

Without Trump, political disinformation dips — for now2021-03-29T16:42:23+00:00

Twitter put warning labels on hundreds of thousands of tweets. Our research examined which worked best.

2021-03-26T15:24:32+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 [...]

Twitter put warning labels on hundreds of thousands of tweets. Our research examined which worked best.2021-03-26T15:24:32+00:00

Are Russia, China and Iran stirring up trouble for the U.S. Election?

2020-11-03T19:22:34+00:00

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."

Are Russia, China and Iran stirring up trouble for the U.S. Election?2020-11-03T19:22:34+00:00

Getting Wise to Fake News

2020-09-11T19:08:30+00:00

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.

Getting Wise to Fake News2020-09-11T19:08:30+00:00

What experts say works for combating coronavirus misinformation

2020-04-29T18:16:38+00:00

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.

What experts say works for combating coronavirus misinformation2020-04-29T18:16:38+00:00