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Fake News on Twitter Flooded Swing States That Helped Trump Win
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Fake News on Twitter Flooded Swing States That Helped Trump Win

The project’s latest research on politicized information and the 2016 US election was covered in Mother Jones. Millions of tweets were flying furiously in the final days leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. And in closely fought battleground states that would prove key to Donald Trump’s victory, they were […]

Propaganda flowed heavily into battleground states around election, study says
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Propaganda flowed heavily into battleground states around election, study says

Our latest research into polarizing information shared in the lead up to the 2016 US election was covered in the Washington Post. Propaganda and other forms of “junk news” on Twitter flowed more heavily in a dozen battleground states than in the nation overall in the days immediately before and […]

Rightwing populist AfD dominates German Twitter, new study shows
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Rightwing populist AfD dominates German Twitter, new study shows

Research by myself and my colleagues at the COMPROP team on the 2017 German election was covered in the Financial Times. Research published today by a group at Oxford university shows that the rightwing populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) drives more Twitter traffic than any major German party, and more even […]

Should Facebook Ads Be Regulated Like TV Commercials?
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Should Facebook Ads Be Regulated Like TV Commercials?

I spoke to the Atlantic for this story about regulating political advertising on Facebook. Experts seem to agree on two principles with respect to free speech and tech company arbitration. First, social-media companies, like other private publishers and unlike the government, are not bound by the First Amendment—meaning that they […]