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Announcing the Bulletin of Technology & Public Life

May 10, 2022

Today, we’re excited to launch the Bulletin of Technology and Public Life! Built on PubPub’s open-source platform, the Bulletin is an online library of research on mis- and disinformation, platforms, networks, infrastructure, and political processes. We hope that the Bulletin … Continued

Francesca Tripodi on anti-immigration YouTube networks

May 4, 2022

Define American recently released a new report, “’Immigration Will Destroy Us’ and Other Talking Points.” It describes how popular anti-immigration YouTube videos frame the issue and their influence on offline conversations and perceptions. One section, co-authored by Francesca Tripodi, Shauna … Continued

Join CITAP: Call for 2022-23 affiliate community!

May 2, 2022

The Center for Information, Technology, & Public Life (CITAP) is accepting applications for research affiliates for the 2022-2023 academic year. The affiliate program allows CITAP to support and promote excellent research that’s aligned with our own research topics and values, … Continued

Event – Catherine Knight Steele

April 22, 2022

Catherine Knight Steele Thursday, May 5 at 3:30pm Freedom Forum Conference Center, Carroll Hall Catherine Knight Steele is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Maryland – College Park and the author of Digital Black Feminism. Dr. Steele … Continued

Event – André Brock On Race and Technoculture

March 25, 2022

André Brock Thursday, April 7 at 3:30pm Freedom Forum Conference Center, Carroll Hall André Brock (@docdre) is an Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Media & Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Brock is one of the … Continued

How mis- and disinformation spread in Asian diasporas

March 25, 2022

The bulk of research on mis- and disinformation studies English-language cases and communities—but we know that identity plays an important role in how we consume, interpret, and share information. In a piece for the HKS Misinformation Review, Sarah Nguyen, Rachel … Continued

How QAnon constructs alternate facts

March 25, 2022

How does QAnon build and elaborate on its core theory? Alice Marwick and William Partin released a preprint of “Constructing Alternative Facts: Populist Expertise and the QAnon Conspiracy,” exploring QAnon as a participatory culture and digging into how Anons build … Continued

Zeynep Tufekci on Covid what-ifs

March 11, 2022

As the Covid pandemic enters its third year, Zeynep Tufekci looked back at the lessons of the past two years for The New York Times. To examine these questions is to uncover a brutal truth: Much suffering was avoidable, again … Continued

Daniel Johnson on Ukraine as the “most documented war”

March 8, 2022

CITAP student affiliate Daniel Johnson spoke with ABC News about the role of social media in documenting the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the unprecedented speed of information updates. “For the first time in history, a large-scale account of war … Continued