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The Institutional Capture of Abolitionist Dissent: Ending Genres of Police Science

Research can reproduce racial violence; here's how not to do that

Mon Mohapatra, Rachel Kuo


Digital Infrastructures

Policing, Race

Resisting Bureaucracies: Reflections on Community Engagement and Digital Technology

Community-based research can be tricky; this piece offers practical recommendations for a complicated process

Rachel Kuo

SSRC Just Tech

(In)Equity, Digital Infrastructures

Activism, Decoloniality, Knowledge-Production

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Disinformation as Political Communication

The time of "fake news" is over; "disinformation" has taken its place

Deen Freelon, Chris Wells

Political Communication


Identity, Political Communication, Propaganda

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Legitimating a Platform: Evidence of Journalists’ Role in Transferring Authority to Twitter

Social media platforms legitimate speech and shape journalism

Logan Molyneux, Shannon C. McGregor

Information, Communication & Society

Digital Infrastructures

Journalism, Twitter

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Critical Disinformation Studies: A Syllabus

An essay in syllabus form, this piece expands our understanding of what “counts” as disinformation

Alice Marwick, Rachel Kuo, Shanice Jones Cameron & Moira Weigel

Bulletin of Technology & Public Life

(In)Equity, Mis/Disinformation

Education, Race

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Power in Ideas: A Case-Based Argument for Taking Ideas Seriously in Political Communication

Ideas matter, so the empirical means by which we study them does, too

Kirsten Adams, Daniel Kreiss

Cambridge University Press

Political Processes

Legitimacy, Race, Social Media

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Morally Motivated Networked Harassment as Normative Reinforcement

Alice Marwick shows how moral outrage and shared moral norms energize networked, coordinated harassment online

Alice E. Marwick

Social Media & Society

(In)Equity, Digital Infrastructures

Gender, Harassment, Identity

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Ms. Categorized: Gender, Notability, and Inequality on Wikipedia

The ongoing fight to document women's contributions to society faces an uphill battle against users' interpretation of Wikipedia's "notability" requirements.

Francesca Tripodi

New Media & Society

(In)Equity, Digital Infrastructures

Gender, Wikipedia

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Meaningful Measures of Human Society in the Twenty-First Century

More data is available to researchers than ever before - but undertheorized, ad hoc methodologies make for inconsistent findings

David Lazer, Eszter Hargittai, Deen Freelon, Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon, Kevin Munger, Katherine Ognyanova, Jason Radford


Digital Infrastructures


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State Regulation of Election-Related Speech in the U.S.: An Overview and Comparative Analysis

Regulations against misinformation already exist in forty-eight states

David S. Ardia, Evan Ringel, Allysan Scatterday

University of North Carolina Legal Studies Research Paper Series

Political Processes

Misinformation, Political Communication

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Reopen Demands as Public Health Threat: A Sociotechnical Framework for Understanding the Stickiness of Misinformation

Discursive strategies help justify incompliance with public safety protocols

Francesca Tripodi

Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory


Content Analysis, Facebook

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The Capricious Relationship Between Technology and Democracy: Analyzing Public Policy Discussions in the UK and US

Policymakers' stated ideals for digital democracy often uphold utopian standards that depart from the empirical reality

Bridget Barrett, Katharine Dommett, Daniel Kreiss

Policy & Internet

Political Processes

Identity, Policy