Journal Articles & Working Papers

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Twitter social mobility data reveal demographic variations in social distancing practices during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the importance of social distancing practices to stem the spread of the virus.

JQD:DM Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media

Proud Boys on Telegram

We conduct an exploratory analysis of the structure and nature of the group’s presence on the platform.

JQD:DM Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media

Inequalities in Online Representation: Who Follows Their Own Member of Congress on Twitter?

Members of Congress increasingly rely on social media to communicate with their constituents and other members of the public in real time.

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Anti-Black Political Violence and the Historical Legacy of the Great Replacement Conspiracy

Racial violence is central to the American polity.

Journal of Communication in Healthcare - Strategies, Media and Engagement in Global Health

Trust in public health institutions moderates the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine discussion groups on Facebook

Distrust and partisan identity are theorized to undermine health communications.

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Correcting misinformation about the Russia-Ukraine War reduces false beliefs but does not change views about the War

The experiments focus on correcting misinformation supportive of Russia in the Russia-Ukraine War.

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Factual Corrections: Concerns and Current Evidence

Factual corrections that target misinformation improve belief accuracy. They do so across a wide variety of countries, political beliefs and demographic characteristics. Instances of back-fire,...

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Measuring the monetization strategies of websites with application to pro- and anti-vaccine communities

Anti-vaccine content and other kinds of misinformation are hypothesized to be more heavily monetized than other kinds of online content.

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Missing Persons: The Case of National AI Strategies

Policy makers should inform, consult and involve citizens as part of their efforts to data-driven technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). Although many users rely on AI systems, they do...

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The efficacy of Facebook’s vaccine misinformation policies and architecture during the COVID-19 pandemic

Online misinformation promotes distrust in science, undermines public health, and may drive civil unrest.