As the United States approaches the 2020 US elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic, more political communication than ever is taking shape on social media. Yet to date, our understanding of political content on YouTube has remained relatively limited.
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 1:00pm
Policymakers call out social media platform’s ‘misinformation negligence’ as we approach election amid pandemic
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 10:00am
IDDP’s second international forum on social media disinformation, held on June 29, 2020, focused on the negative consequences of digital platforms’ misinformation negligence for free an
As the United States speeds toward the 2020 election—in the middle of a health crisis, national reckoning with social injustice, and an infodemic—how are social media platforms addressing concerns about disinformation and manipulative political advertising?
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 12:00pm
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urges online advertisers to use their “tremendous leverage” in the fight against life-threatening medical disinformation at IDDP-hosted event
At an international forum hosted by IDDP in cooperation with the International Grand Committee on Disinformation, Speaker Pelosi, along with European Commission Vice President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová and other top lawmakers, criticized social media companies for profiting from the user engagement generated by false and misleading content on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 10:00am
In an era in which political misinformation has become ubiquitous, fact-checking has emerged as one possible solution. But is it working? And what challenges does it face?
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:00pm
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories regarding the origin, scale, prevention and treatment of the disease. This panel discusses how presidential administrations communicate with the public in times of uncertainty and crisis. Former White House Press Secretaries Ari Fleischer and Joe Lockhart provide perspectives from previous administrations. Politifact Editor-in-Chief Angie Holan and IDDP researcher Ethan Porter help us understand the importance of fact-checking false claims coming from presidents and other authority figures.
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:00pm
The infrastructure of online media—complex, poorly regulated and constantly evolving—is ripe for exploitation as the United States approaches its 2020 presidential election, journalist Craig Silverman warned Tuesday at the George Washington University.
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:00pm
Technology experts hosted by the George Washington University’s Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics (IDDP) said at a panel Sunday that digital behavior has transformative real-world effects requiring careful interdisciplinary study.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 12:00pm
The intelligence community concluded that Russia used social media during the 2016 presidential election to sow discord and inflame political tensions. It was the most aggressive assault on the United States political system to date, Mr. Clapper said at George Washington University.
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 8:00am