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The Guardian: Social media companies must respond to the sinister reality behind fake news
Commentary Essays / In The News / Op Eds

The Guardian: Social media companies must respond to the sinister reality behind fake news

This originally appeared as “Social media companies must respond to the sinister reality behind fake news” and was written by my collaborator Bence Kollanyi and I. Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter have begun to share evidence of how their platforms are used and abused during elections. They have […]

Children watch their mother vote during the U.S. general election in Greenville, North Carolina, U.S. on November 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Drake
Commentary Essays / In The News / Reuters

Reuters: Facebook and Twitter’s real sin goes beyond spreading fake news

(This originally appeared as Facebook and Twitter’s real sin goes beyond spreading fake news.) Social media companies are taking heat for influencing the outcomes of the U.S. presidential election and Brexit referendum by allowing fake news, misinformation campaigns and hate speech to spread. But Facebook and Twitter’s real sin was […]

Twitter Needs a “Terms of Sharing”
Commentary Essays / Other Public Writing

Twitter Needs a “Terms of Sharing”

This appeared as “Twitter Needs a Terms of Sharing” on Medium. Recently, some colleagues (wonderful team of @MCForelle, @saiphchen, @andresmh) and I came together to study the impact of bots on political life in Venezuela. There have been multiple stories over the years about the government there using automated scripts […]

Twitter’s influence mounts as reach grows
In The News / Interviewed

Twitter’s influence mounts as reach grows

Helped the prolific Rob Lever with quotable quote in his piece for AFP. Philip Howard, who heads the Digital Activism Research Project at the University of Washington, said Twitter “is still one of the most important social networking tools for democracy advocates.” Howard told AFP that authoritarian regimes have cracked […]