Zeynep Tufekci on Covid what-ifs
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 and again, if different choices that were available and plausible had been made at crucial…
Tressie McMillan Cottom on Crypto
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 me is how widely crypto and NFT talk has diffused, and so quickly. It is…
Daniel Kreiss on responding to January 6
Writing on Medium, Daniel Kreiss reflects on what researchers must do differently after January 6, 2021. Only by acknowledging that January 6th was political violence, with political objectives, can we start to address the underlying tensions in our political community. Daniel Kreiss Kreiss proposes four shifts in research: Moving from talk of polarization to status…
Shannon McGregor on covering threats to democracy
Writing for the NiemanLab’s predictions for journalism in 2022, Shannon McGregor and Carolyn Schmitt look at the challenges the media face in covering threats to democracy. A democracy-centered frame values journalists who call anti-democratic acts what they are – and positions them within the democratic health of this nation, rather than as legitimate policy positions…
Francesca Tripodi on Prager U
“They provide this nostalgia for a past that never really existed.”
Shannon McGregor on TikTok scrutiny
“This is not distinct to social media, but because of the very quick rise of Americans and young Americans using TikTok, we’re seeing this moral panic cycle play out.”
Alice Marwick on conspiracy beliefs and disinformation
Many people see conspiracy theories as participatory ways to be active in political and social systems from which they feel left out.
Libération reviews The Propagandists’ Playbook
Keyword curation happens in France as well as in the United States
Tressie also visited classes and engaged with the Brandeis community for 3 days as part of her residency.
We are seeking a dynamic, motivated Executive Director to provide innovative and visionary leadership for CITAP.
We’re pleased to welcome our 2023-2024 cohort of affiliates.
The award recognizes Tripodi’s research contributions to strengthening democracy against disinformation.
This symposium on Misinformation & Marginalization will explore global and comparative frames for mis- and disinformation studies that center marginalized perspectives.
The CITAP community warmly congratulates our friend and colleague Professor Deen Freelon on his new appointment with the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communication. Dr. Freelon will be the Allan Randall Freelon Sr. Professor of Communication. With this transition, Freelon will become a CITAP senior affiliate researcher and continue to work with CITAP faculty,…