In 2020, homegrown US disinformation surpasses Russian effort

2020-10-26T18:30:49+00:00

AFP Arthur MacMillan October 25, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, told AFP why homegrown efforts to sow disinformation are surpassing foreign interference campaigns: "Who needs the Russians running around casting doubt on the integrity of the democratic process when the president of the United States is doing it?"

In 2020, homegrown US disinformation surpasses Russian effort2020-10-26T18:30:49+00:00

If Facebook Is Dealing with Deceptive ‘BL’ Network, It’s Not Working

2019-12-16T18:37:28+00:00

Snopes Alex Kasprak and Jordan Liles December 13, 2019 CSMaP Co-Director Joshua Tucker is quoted in a story on a Vietnamese group promoting propaganda on Facebook. Since October 2019, Snopes has been following the activities of a digital media outlet called “The BL” which has an explicitly pro-Trump editorial strategy...

If Facebook Is Dealing with Deceptive ‘BL’ Network, It’s Not Working2019-12-16T18:37:28+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

Hearing on Congressional Mailing Standards

2019-11-20T20:45:41+00:00

U.S. House Modernization Committee October 31, 2019 CSMaP Co-Director Joshua A. Tucker testified before the House Modernization Committee in a hearing on congressional mailing rules. Representatives heard from experts on how social media and technology will impact the way members of Congress communicate with their constituents...

Hearing on Congressional Mailing Standards2019-11-20T20:45:41+00:00

Americans Trust Local News. That Belief Is Being Exploited.

2019-10-31T21:34:17+00:00

The New York Times Brendan Nyhan October 31, 2019 The nature of the news misinformation problem may be changing. As consumers become more skeptical about the national news they encounter online, impostor local sites that promote ideological agendas are becoming more common...

Americans Trust Local News. That Belief Is Being Exploited.2019-10-31T21:34:17+00:00

Big Tech a big punching bag for politicians

2019-11-01T20:07:29+00:00

SFGATE Barbara Ortutay October 13, 2019 Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on health care, immigration or taxing the rich. But one subject draws critics from both parties: Big Tech...

Big Tech a big punching bag for politicians2019-11-01T20:07:29+00:00

A Trump attack on an Amazon ‘scam’ is dividing wealthy Democrats and Republicans: CNBC survey reveals

2019-10-09T23:26:59+00:00

CNBC Matt Lavietes June 28, 2018 President Donald Trump has made Amazon and its founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, a repeated target of attacks. It seems to be working, and not just with his base of working-class voters...

A Trump attack on an Amazon ‘scam’ is dividing wealthy Democrats and Republicans: CNBC survey reveals2019-10-09T23:26:59+00:00