Articles, projects and research publications that address the question: How can we construct a media system that fosters deliberation—and thus fosters democracy?
The Dangers of Seeing the World Through Ubiquitous Video
Moving images bombard our brains and fog our thoughts—but every now and then they expand our minds.
Fake News is Not a Virus: On Platforms and Their Effects
C W Anderson
Communication Theory, qtaa008, https://doi.org/10.1093/ct/qtaa008
Published: 10 August 2020
Well done, Twitter. You've finally figured out how to deal with Trump's tweets
Twitter has never stood up for the interests of Twitter users over Trump before. That has now changed.
Sun 31 May 2020
Nearly Half Of The Twitter Accounts Discussing ‘Reopening America’ May Be Bots
CMU Researchers Say Sophisticated, Orchestrated Bot Campaigns Aim To Sow Divide
Virginia Alvino Young
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Deciding What’s News: News-ness As an Audience Concept for the Hybrid Media Environment
Stephanie Edgerly, Emily K. Vraga
First Published May 14, 2020 Research Article
Experts weigh in on Facebook’s new Oversight Board
By Mathew Ingram
MAY 14, 2020
Columbia Jounralism Review
When it comes to scientific information, WhatsApp users in Argentina are not fools
Maria Celeste Wagner
Date: May 7, 2020
Facebook and the Folly of Self-Regulation
The company's new review board is designed to move slowly and keep things intact.
05.09.2020 02:58 PM
Google and the Cost of ‘Data Voids’ During a Pandemic
Was a Nazi slogan brandished at a Reopen Illinois rally? The answer depends on what you search, and when you search for it.
05.05.2020 09:00 AM
You Are Here
A Field Guide for Navigating Polluted Information
By Whitney Phillips and Ryan M. Milner
The MIT Press
Covid hoaxes are using a loophole to stay alive—even after content is deleted
Pandemic conspiracy theorists are using the Wayback Machine to promote “zombie content” that evades moderators and fact-checkers.
by Joan Donovanarchive
April 30, 2020
The Janus face of social media and democracy? Reflections on Africa
Bruce Mutsvairo, Helge Rønning
First Published April 22, 2020 Research Article
Connected, but at what cost?
Science 17, Apr 2020: Vol. 368, Issue 6488, pp. 279
Black Trolls Matter: Racial and Ideological Asymmetries in Social Media Disinformation
Deen Freelon, Michael Bossetta, Chris Wells, ...
First Published April 7, 2020 Research Article https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439320914853
Is Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's right-wing president, the new Jim Jones?
Brazil's president uses death-cult rhetoric, dismisses health experts and refuses to fight a preventable pandemic
APRIL 8, 2020 9:00AM (UTC)
Governing the Global Public Square
Harvard International Law Journal, 2021
Rebecca J. Hamilton
American University - Washington College of Law
Date Written: March 25, 2020
Defining Misinformation and Understanding its Bounded Nature: Using Expertise and Evidence for Describing Misinformation
Emily K. Vraga &Leticia Bode
Pages 136-144 | Published online: 06 Feb 2020
The Ineffectiveness of Fact-checking Labels on News Memes and Articles
Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch,Mike Schmierbach,Alyssa Appelman &Michael P. Boyle
Accepted author version posted online: 02 Mar 2020, Published online: 23 Mar 2020
When Media Fuel the Crisis: Fighting Hate Speech and Communal Violence in Myanmar
First Online: 21 March 2020
Lebanon's Government Is Accused Of Swarming WhatsApp To Catch Protesters
March 9, 20208:29 AM ET
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