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The prevalence of hate speech and misinformation on the internet, heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, directly harms minority groups that are the target of vitriol, as well as our society […]

A robust press is vital to a healthy democracy. But newsrooms need resources to create reliable news that is accessible and free from influence. Since 2017, Gallup and the John […]

Unsubstantiated rumors and outright falsehoods spread widely in immigrant communities ahead of the presidential election in 2020. That is happening again in the run-up to this year’s midterm elections, researchers […]

After three successful editions, the Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media (MISDOOM) returns for a 4th edition, this time hosted as a fully virtual conference by Boise State University […]

Pre-pandemic, Canadians’ love affair with social media shows no signs of slowing. But after living through two years of COVID-19 restrictions, more Canadians are reevaluating the role of social media […]

This study examines the impact of fake news discourse on perceptions of news media credibility. If participants are told they have been exposed to fake news, does this lead them […]

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Threats of disinformation feature strongly in public discourse. Digital communication environments are characterized as being especially vulnerable to intentional disinformation or accidental misinformation. Although selected scientific findings feature strongly in […]

My research studies how racial demographic changes alter political perceptions and democratic commitments, how elites use racial messages to garner support from their constituents, and how the American public considers […]

It had been a long pandemic for Twitter’s research team. Tasked with solving some of the platform’s toughest problems around harassment, extremism, and disinformation, staffers absconded to Napa Valley in […]

Over the last several years, there’s been a considerable increase in media coverage about misinformation and conspiracy theories in politics. The media has routinely reported on these falsehoods, making it […]

The Polarization Lab at Duke University is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Associate to begin immediately. We seek a recent PhD in political science, sociology, social psychology, statistics, computer or […]

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