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Announcing the Bulletin of Technology & Public Life

May 10, 2022

Today, we’re excited to launch the Bulletin of Technology and Public Life! Built on PubPub’s open-source platform, the Bulletin is an online library of research on mis- and disinformation, platforms, networks, infrastructure, and political processes. We hope that the Bulletin … Continued

Francesca Tripodi on anti-immigration YouTube networks

May 4, 2022

Define American recently released a new report, “’Immigration Will Destroy Us’ and Other Talking Points.” It describes how popular anti-immigration YouTube videos frame the issue and their influence on offline conversations and perceptions. One section, co-authored by Francesca Tripodi, Shauna … Continued

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

Media Frames in The White House Newsletter

January 5, 2022

In a new article for Information, Communication, and Society, Francesca Tripodi and Yuanye Ma reveal the important role electoral communication plays in framing current events and the extent to which email is an essential node in the right-wing media ecosystem. By … Continued

Navigating Conflict in Democratic Social Movements

November 25, 2021

Conflict and harm are inevitable within democratic social movements. In a pair of columns for Interactions by the Association for Computing Machinery, Rachel Kuo and her coauthors explore the role endings and dissolutions play in research and social organizing. In … 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

Communication Theory & Racial Reckoning

October 21, 2021

In a new book review in Communication Theory, Daniel Kreiss highlights the significant contribution of three recent books to communication theory and research: Distributed Blackness: African American cybercultures, by André Brock Jr. #HashtagActivism: Networks of race and gender justice, by … Continued