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Daniel Kreiss on responding to January 6

January 6, 2022

Writing on Medium, Daniel Kreiss reflects on what researchers must do differently after January 6, 2021. Only by acknowledging that January 6th was political violence, with political objectives, can we start to address the underlying tensions in our political community. … Continued

Shannon McGregor on covering threats to democracy

December 21, 2021

Writing for the NiemanLab’s predictions for journalism in 2022, Shannon McGregor and Carolyn Schmitt look at the challenges the media face in covering threats to democracy. A democracy-centered frame values journalists who call anti-democratic acts what they are — and … Continued

Explaining anti-CRT campaigns in Scientific American

November 11, 2021

In a new opinion piece in Scientific American, CITAP faculty Daniel Kreiss, Alice Marwick, and Francesca Tripodi describe how political campaigns against critical race theory (CRT) continue a long tradition of linking racial justice movements to communism as a form … Continued

Learning to distinguish truth from fiction online

October 21, 2021

Francesca Tripodi, an assistant professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science and a senior researcher at the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life, joins experts in education, media literacy and instructional design to tackle “one of … Continued

Dis/Organizing Toolkit

October 8, 2021

Organizing is all about relationships , but getting people together can be messy, especially when people have different and uneven material relationships to labor and work. — Rachel Kuo and Lorelei Lee CITAP welcomes the publication of the Dis/Organizing Toolkit, … Continued

State Regulation of Election-Related Speech in the U.S.

August 5, 2021

Today, the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy, in partnership with the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP), published a research report titled State Regulation of Election-Related Speech in the U.S.: An Overview and Comparative Analysis. The report … Continued

Announcing the 2021-22 CITAP affiliate community

August 2, 2021

The Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) is pleased to welcome its 2021-2022 cohort of faculty, postdoctoral, and graduate student affiliates. This year’s affiliates represent institutions spanning the Research Triangle and the globe, including North Carolina Central University, … Continued

Measurements that matter

July 7, 2021

How should social science make use of the vast new stores of data generated by modern technologies? Last week in Nature, Deen Freelon and his co-authors David Lazer, Eszter Hargittai, Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon, Kevin Munger, Katherine Ognyanova, & Jason Radford grappled … Continued

Removing women from Wikipedia

June 29, 2021

Women are disproportionately subject to erroneous nominations for deletion from Wikipedia. Dr. Francesca Tripodi gathered data on articles that were flagged for removal under the site’s notability requirements but were ultimately found to be notable and not deleted. She found … Continued