CNN Business Marshall Cohen September 10, 2020 Twitter is expanding its policies around election-related false news, which could force it to keep fact-checking President Trump. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke with CNN Business about why the platforms are “terrified of being accused of political bias.”
WHYY/Radio Times Kevin McCorry August 11, 2020 WHYY's Radio Times interviewed our co-director, Joshua Tucker, on misinformation and disinformation, fact-checking President Trump, election integrity, Russian meddling, and more. Here's a recording of the conversation.
Cosmos Ian Connellan July 23, 2020 Cosmos wrote a story featuring our study with Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs. It explains how we developed a way to track online foreign misinformation campaigns in real time: By using machine learning to identify new malicious “troll” accounts on Twitter by tracking disinformation campaigns that targeted U.S. voters in the past.
Twitter’s rigid fact-check rules allow Trump to continue spreading false information about the electionvs24692020-07-16T20:12:52+00:00
CNN.com Marshall Cohen July 15, 2020 Twitter attached fact-checking labels to President Trump’s tweets in May, but hasn’t done so to about a dozen of his untruthful tweets since then. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke with CNN about the platform’s narrow enforcement of its rules: "If we're actually worried about people's belief in the sanctity of the American electoral process, those tweets don't look any different to me," he said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...