Press Coverage

December 8, 2022

Tressie McMillan Cottom on the Illusion of Twitter as a Public Space

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom made an appearance on The Daily Show to discuss the illusion of Twitter as a public space. In the interview, she shares her thoughts on Twitter, how she thinks about its role in our society, how she teaches her students to think critically about the world they live in, and why…

December 7, 2022

Daniel Kreiss on dubious ‘local news’ sharing misinformation

Daniel Kreiss spoke to AFP about the effects of fake websites presenting themselves as local news outlets. Fewer journalists means more opportunities for conspiracy theories without any check at all. Daniel Kreiss Around 1,200 outlets Kreiss described as “thinly veiled actors posing as neutral news websites” have popped up in recent years. According to the…

November 14, 2022

Shannon McGregor on why what happens with Twitter matters to everyone

Shannon McGregor appeared on NPR to talk to Alisa Chang and Juana Summers about Elon Musk acquiring Twitter. What happens on Twitter often becomes what is the news. And what happens on Twitter informs decisions that politicians make and shapes the way then that many people who are not on Twitter come to understand what’s…