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Launching the Critical Disinformation Syllabus

March 25, 2021

Many of the stories that pundits, journalists, and scholars tell about disinformation begin with the 2016 US presidential election and focus on the role of social media platforms in spreading and generating false content. At their worst, these narratives imply … Continued

Tressie McMillan Cottom named 2020 MacArthur Fellow

October 6, 2020

CITAP Senior Faculty Researcher Tressie McMillan Cottom was one of 21 fellows announced today by the MacArthur Foundation. In the fellowship citation, MacArthur recognized Dr. McMillan Cottom for “shaping discourse on highly topical issues at the confluence of race, gender, … Continued

CITAP announces 2020-21 community

September 23, 2020

The Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) welcomes new faculty research fellows, faculty affiliates, and graduate students who will take part in our community this academic year. The CITAP affiliates bring expertise in communications, sociology, law, information science. … Continued

Shannon McGregor receives Facebook Research Award

August 10, 2020

Dr. McGregor’s proposal “Political Identity Ownership” was selected as one of the winners of the Facebook Foundational Integrity Research: Misinformation and Polarization research awards.