News on Contexts of Misinformation

After the 2020 murder of George Floyd, a flood of protest activity against racial injustice ensued around the world, and a significant uptick in support for Black Lives Matter followed. This study investigated the narratives produced in news coverage of Black Lives Matter protests and how media consumption and individual predispositions help us understand public […]

Media Consumption, Misinformation, and Polarization Social media has transformed the media and political landscape, but the vast majority of Americans still get their news from traditional sources such as local TV, cable TV, radio, and newspapers. As the media environment continues to fracture, how does news consumption and social media behavior affect how voters think […]

This article sets out to explain national variation in the governance of fake news; it asks, under what conditions would governments pursue securitization in order to address the threat of fake news? Through a fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis of 24 countries in Asia-Pacific, this article explores multicausal explanations behind why some countries have moved to […]

In 2020, the term ?infodemic? rose from relative obscurity to becoming a popular catch-all metaphor, representing the perils of fast, wide-spreading (false) information about the coronavirus pandemic. It featured in thousands of academic publications and received widespread attention from policymakers and the media. In this article, we trace the origins and use of the ?infodemic? […]

Tomás Gold is a doctoral candidate in Sociology and a Kellogg Institute fellow at the University of Notre Dame. His research is focused on explaining the dynamic interactions between political parties, social movements, and civil society organizations seeking to generate both cultural and political change, with a particular interest in conservative and free-market advocacy. Tomás’ […]

Dr. Yunkang Yang is Assistant Professor of Communication at the Department of Communication and Journalism, Texas A&M University. He received his doctorate in communication from the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. Before joining TAMU, he was a post-doctoral research scientist at the Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics at the George Washington […]

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The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) seeks to hire a postdoctoral fellow to advance the aims of the Mellon-funded Data Fluencies Project. The position offers a rich experience in both non-profit administration and scholarly research. The successful candidate will work closely with a national network of preeminent and emergent scholars. In-depth experience with project and […]

In particular candidates whose scholarship speaks to the following broad substantive topics are encouraged to apply: Social media politics Information disorder (misinformation, disinformation, etc.) Online political and civic participation Political power in information systems While these areas of expertise are of particular interest, candidates with expertise and interest in other relevant topics that apply data […]

This chapter emphasizes how understanding the impact of communications can help the interdisciplinary thrust to integrate sociology with history and international relations (IR). It discusses a global history of how communications affected populations around the world, which demonstrates why they played a key role in differentiation. It also talks about how colonialism helped to entrench […]

This article uses the example of submarine telegraphy to trace the interdependence between global communications and modern capitalism. It uncovers how cable entrepreneurs created the global telegraph network based upon particular understandings of cross-border trade, while economists such as John Maynard Keynes and John Hobson saw global communications as the foundation for capitalist exchange. Global […]

We are seeking a Researcher – Data Scientist to join our growing team. You will leverage our large scale data collections — ranging from major platforms to fringe sites to individual browser data — to produce rigorous analyses on the relationship between politics and the online media environment. In general, CSMaP’s primary focus is peer-reviewed […]

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