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

Turns Out Liberals and Conservatives Mainly Follow the Same News Sources

2019-10-01T16:46:00+00:00

Pacific Standard Tom Jacobs March 6, 2019 There is a justifiable fear that the splintering of news sources, first by cable television networks and then by the Internet, is leading many people to live in ideological bubbles, with little access to arguments from opposing political ideologies. While such self-siloing is clearly a problem, a new study suggests the situation isn't as dire as we might think...

Turns Out Liberals and Conservatives Mainly Follow the Same News Sources2019-10-01T16:46:00+00:00

What’s the strategy of Russia’s Internet trolls? We analyzed their tweets to find out.

2019-10-08T00:39:18+00:00

The Washington Post Franziska Roescher, Leon Yin, Richard Bonneau, Jonathan Nagler, and Joshua A Tucker November 19, 2018 As U.S. citizens cast their ballots in this month’s midterm election, Facebook announced its suspicions that the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) was attempting to interfere. But what, exactly, was the online strategy of this “troll farm” that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III had already indicted in connection...

What’s the strategy of Russia’s Internet trolls? We analyzed their tweets to find out.2019-10-08T00:39:18+00:00

Modern outrage is making it harder to better society

2019-10-10T03:50:54+00:00

The Globe and Mail MJ Crockett March 2, 2018 No one was surprised when yet another school shooting devastated a U.S. community, this time in Parkland, Fla., on Valentine's Day. But the survivors' response has been nothing short of astonishing...

Modern outrage is making it harder to better society2019-10-10T03:50:54+00:00

Why don’t Trump voters feel betrayed? Because they’re getting what they wanted.

2019-10-08T00:46:40+00:00

The Washington Post Jan Zilinsky and Joshua A Tucker February 1, 2018 Why doesn’t President Trump’s base feel betrayed yet, as so many observers think it should? Pundits have argued that they would feel alienated by his State of the Union address...

Why don’t Trump voters feel betrayed? Because they’re getting what they wanted.2019-10-08T00:46:40+00:00

The Revolution Will Be Tweeted?

2019-10-10T04:26:49+00:00

US News James Warren January 3, 2018 "DEADLY PROTESTS GROW More Violent in Iran" flashed the chyron across the bottom of "Fox and Friends," President Donald Trump's favorite morning show...

The Revolution Will Be Tweeted?2019-10-10T04:26:49+00:00

Scrutiny Over Fake Accounts Turns From Facebook to Twitter

2019-09-14T22:14:01+00:00

The Wall Street Journal Georgia Wells and Robert McMillan October 2, 2017 As Congress and others scrutinize Russia’s alleged use of social media to influence the U.S. presidential election, one focal point is the prevalence on Twitter of bots, or automated accounts, that can be used to disseminate manipulative information...

Scrutiny Over Fake Accounts Turns From Facebook to Twitter2019-09-14T22:14:01+00:00

Social media is a very good way to spread bot-driven propaganda: report

2019-10-10T04:09:48+00:00

Salon Matthew Rozsa June 20,  2017 The University of Oxford has released a series of studies called the "Computational Propaganda Research Project." These document the extent to which social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are being manipulated to promote political propaganda...

Social media is a very good way to spread bot-driven propaganda: report2019-10-10T04:09:48+00:00