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The Siegal Family Endowment announces its 2022-2023 cohort

November 18, 2022

The Siegel Family Endowment introduced the 2022-2023 cohort of researchers, academics, and public policy experts who make up the foundation’s Siegel Research Fellows Program. Selected by leading institutions included in our research grants portfolio, these individuals will conduct research broadly … Continued

Affiliates on the job market

October 21, 2022

We’re excited to showcase the range of talent in our community! Meet the amazing scholars below. Neofytos Aspriadis | neofytos-aspriadis Research interests: strategic communication, crisis management, information warfare, online disinformation, strategic disinformation. Currently: Research fellow in the Department of Political … Continued

Announcing the 2022-23 CITAP affiliate community

August 2, 2022

The Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) is pleased to welcome its 2022-2023 cohort of faculty, postdoctoral, professional, and graduate student affiliates. This year’s affiliates represent institutions spanning the Research Triangle and the globe, ranging from North Carolina … 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

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

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

Francesca Tripodi on the Capitol Riot

January 28, 2022

Francesca Tripodi and affiliate Rebecca Lewis spoke with Josh Braun about the January 6, 2020 attack on the U.S. Capitol and how the riot changes our understanding of media effects. What you’ll see, from Bill O’Reilly all the way up … Continued