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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

CITAP is hiring a project coordinator

February 17, 2022

Come help connect CITAP’s amazing research to audiences, convene our research community, and build out policies and processes for a growing new center! CITAP is seeking a communications and project coordinator to support our work: we conduct original research and … Continued

Tressie McMillan Cottom on crypto

February 7, 2022

In her New York Times column, Tressie McMillan Cottom explored cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and their current appeal. The Strange Allure of the Blockchain – the series starts with a summary of the blockchain and its widespread popularity: What fascinates … Continued

Deen Freelon on Racialized Disinformation

February 5, 2022

ABC News covered how extremists target Black communities with disinformation designed to reduce their political voice and trust in institutions. The piece drew in part on Deen Freelon’s work: The Russian trolls that spread disinformation during the 2016 election, as … Continued

Daniel Kreiss on the Personalization of Politics

January 30, 2022

Daniel Kreiss spoke with The Boston Globe about Mayor Michelle Wu’s use of Twitter in office and how it illustrates a broader trend in politics and social media. “What social media does is give politicians access to audiences in a … Continued