Whether produced domestically or internationally, disinformation is a “wicked” problem that has global impacts.
Although placebo conditions are ubiquitous in survey experiments, little evidence guides common practices for their use and selection. How should scholars choose and construct placebos?
This book examines how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the flows of communication between politicians, journalists and citizens.
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Monday, May 3, 2021 - 12:30pm to Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 2:00pm
The Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics and the Social Science Research Council’s Media & Democracy hosted The Conservative Dilemma: Digital Surrogate Organization
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 1:00pm
AI Fairness and Transparency addressed the importance of independent, academic research into algorithms. Dr. Nicol Turner Lee of the Brookings Institution and Professor Robert Brauneis of the GW Law School discussed recent developments in the algorithmic transparency, equity and justice and digital civil rights.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 1:00pm
As the Biden administration and the new Congress begin to grapple with how to bring transparency and accountability to massive digital platforms like Facebook, Google, TikTok, and Twitter, they may seek ideas and guidance from other countries and jurisdictions where regulatory work has been moving more rapidly.
In addition to interplatform collaboration, big tech companies would also benefit from greater collaboration with academic researchers, government agencies or other private entities. New perspectives and ways of thinking will ultimately lead to more effective strategies.
Nearly 15 million people — or more than one in 10 of those eligible in the United States — have missed their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Henry Hale, professor of political science and international relations at George Washington University, gives a talk about the evolution of power structures in post-Soviet Eurasia. Hale focuses on the concept of “patronalism,” the idea that political power is distributed and wielded by networks that are connected by personal acquaintances and lead by a single powerful patron.