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Children Online Safety Legislation (OCASL) – A Primer

June 4, 2024

An analysis of the legislation to protect child safety online, driven by moral panic rather than evidence, argues that it is ineffective and harms privacy and free expression.

Alice Marwick, Jacob Smith, Robyn Caplan, Meher Wadhawan

The Bulletin of Technology & Public Life

Digital Infrastructures, Political Processes

Preventing Tech-Fueled Political Violence: What online platforms can do to ensure they do not contribute to election-related violence

May 22, 2024

With extremist militias mobilizing ahead of the 2024 election, platforms must urgently address electoral threats to ensure a peaceful conduct of elections and the holding and transfer of power. 

Yael Eisenstat, Justin Hendrix, and Daniel Kreiss

The Bulletin of Technology & Public Life

Political Processes

Patrons of commerce: asymmetrical reciprocity and moral economies of platform power

April 4, 2024

Aaron Shapiro, Courtlyn Pippert, Jacob Smith & Zari A. Taylor investigate what platforms owe their users and vice versa, using asymmetrical reciprocity to critique platform power and showing through vignettes how users push back against exploitative policies.

Aaron Shapiro, Courtlyn Pippert, Jacob Smith & Zari A. Taylor

Information, Communication & Society

(In)Equity, Digital Infrastructures

Safeguarding the Peaceful Transfer of Power: Pro-Democracy Electoral Frames and Journalist Coverage of Election Deniers During the 2022 U.S. Midterm Elections

March 18, 2024

Hesoo Jang and Daniel Kreiss find that journalists repeatedly fail to direct public attention to how election denial undermines the legitimacy of the electoral process.

Heesoo Jang, Daniel Kreiss

The International Journal of Press/Politics

Mis/Disinformation, Political Processes

“You Could Hear a Hair Pin Drop”: Queer Utopianism and Informal Knowledge Production in the Gaylor Closeting Conspiracy Theory

April 22, 2024

Yvonne Eadon analyzes TikTok videos to understand how Gaylor community members parse evidence and collectively develop community lore.

Yvonne M. Eadon

Social Media + Society


Strategically Hijacking Victimhood: A Political Communication Strategy in the Discourse of Viktor Orbán and Donald Trump

March 25, 2024

The concept of “hijacked victimhood” illustrates how politicians and others in elite positions craft narratives strategically portraying dominant groups as victims

Jessie Barton Hronešová, Daniel Kreiss

Perspectives on Politics

Political Processes

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Presidential Authority and the Legitimation of Far-Right News

March 18, 2024

How did Trump use the power of the presidency to contribute to the rise of far-right news outlets among Republican legislators and mainstream American media?

Allison M. N. Archer, Carolyn E. Schmitt, Shannon C. McGregor, Heesoo Jang

The International Journal of Press/Politics


Ms. Categorized: Gender, notability, and inequality on Wikipedia

June 27, 2021

Francesca Tripodi writes to understand how inequalities in whose biographies are flagged as potentially non-notable itself entrenches gender inequality—and perpetuates a culture where women’s accomplishments are systematically devalued and rendered invisible

Francesca Tripodi

New Media & Society


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Media and January 6th

March 11, 2024

Media and January 6th brings together a diverse group of leading scholars to help us more clearly understand the relationship between media and the attempted coup.

Edited by Khadijah Costley White, Daniel Kreiss, Shannon C. McGregor, and Rebekah Tromble

Oxford University Press

Mis/Disinformation, Political Processes

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What’s in your PIE?

January 24, 2024

showcase the capabilities of PIEGraph to provide unique insight into the kinds of content users encounter on X.

Deen Freelon, Meredith L. Pruden, Daniel Malmer, Qunfang Wu, Yiping Xia, Daniel Johnson, Emily Chen, Andrew Crist

Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology


Gavel and scales

Data Controllers as Data Fiduciaries

April 7, 2023

Noelle Wilson and Amanda Reid examine two common regulatory models discussed in the context of U.S. consumer privacy law.

Amanda Reid, Noelle Wilson

University of Colorado Law Review

Political Processes

Platforms, Power, and Politics

December 1, 2023

How does the recent proliferation of digital media shape our approach to political communication?

Ulrike Klinger, Daniel Kreiss, Bruce Mutsvairo


Digital Infrastructures