What would happen if Twitter and Facebook switched off Trump?

2020-06-19T15:37:59+00:00

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.

What would happen if Twitter and Facebook switched off Trump?2020-06-19T15:37:59+00:00

Trump’s unexpected allies in the fight against Twitter and censorship: Facebook and the FCC

2020-06-08T23:22:53+00:00

Washington Examiner Nihal Krishan June 8, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, told the Washington Examiner what could happen if President Trump succeeds in revoking Section 230: It would “incentivize Twitter and any social media platform to moderate more content because of lawsuits that will occur and their responsibility to shareholders,” he said.

Trump’s unexpected allies in the fight against Twitter and censorship: Facebook and the FCC2020-06-08T23:22:53+00:00

The Role Of Social Media In Moderating Trump: Facebook Versus Twitter

2020-06-03T16:39:24+00:00

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.

The Role Of Social Media In Moderating Trump: Facebook Versus Twitter2020-06-03T16:39:24+00:00

Trump needs Twitter. Twitter needs Trump. Who needs who more?

2020-06-02T18:04:49+00:00

Fortune Danielle Abril May 29, 2020 President Trump’s executive order taking aim at Twitter could backfire. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, told Fortune it could make the platforms quicker to remove content, including Trump’s own tweets.

Trump needs Twitter. Twitter needs Trump. Who needs who more?2020-06-02T18:04:49+00:00

Will Twitter ever remove one of Trump’s inflammatory tweets?

2020-06-02T17:53:01+00:00

Fortune Danielle Abril May 26, 2020 Twitter attached a fact-check label to one of President Donald Trump’s false tweets for the first time, but stopped short of removing it. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, told Fortune the platform will likely do everything it can to avoid accusations of partisanship.

Will Twitter ever remove one of Trump’s inflammatory tweets?2020-06-02T17:53:01+00:00

Twitter Permanently Suspends Accounts of Ilhan Omar’s Potential Challenger

2019-12-02T21:25:54+00:00

The New York Times Derrick Bryson Taylor November 30, 2019 Twitter suspended the accounts of Danielle Stella, a Republican candidate hoping to challenge Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota next year, after she suggested the congresswoman should be tried for treason and hanged...

Twitter Permanently Suspends Accounts of Ilhan Omar’s Potential Challenger2019-12-02T21:25:54+00:00

Trump makes social media a player in impeachment

2019-11-20T20:34:39+00:00

The Hill Maggie Miller and Chris Mills Rodrigo November 17, 2019 Social media is quickly becoming a powerful force in the impeachment hearings for President Trump. The first impeachment carried out in the online age has seen Trump criticizing Democrats and a key witness, as pundits and lawmakers weigh in on the latest developments...

Trump makes social media a player in impeachment2019-11-20T20:34:39+00:00

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