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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

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

Shannon McGregor on Deplatforming

January 20, 2022

On “Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins,” broadcast by WFAE, Shannon McGregor joined NPR tech correspondent Shannon Bond and Check My Ads co-founder Nandini Jammi to talk about social media companies’ use of deplatforming users who violate their policies. These social … Continued

Zeynep Tufekci on pandemic policy

January 18, 2022

The New York Times‘s Ezra Klein interviewed Zeynep Tufekci about Omicron, vaccination, and public policy responses to Covid. They dug into the question of policy failures and missed opportunities in responding to the pandemic: So there’s a world in which … Continued