Public Comments & Testimonies

Just Security

Written Testimony: President Trump’s Rhetoric Undermined Confidence in Elections Among His Supporters

This testimony reports the key findings from our research on the effect that former President Trump’s false claims of widespread voter and electoral fraud had on public faith in the election system.

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Trump’s Big Lie: A Rare Confirmed Case of Widespread Belief in Misinformation

Accounts of the misinformation problem are filled with examples of “true believers” who have been exposed to, and accept, false claims.

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Demographic Determinism, the Republican Party, and Anti-Democratic Attitudes

Following the 2010 Census, demographers and other experts of Census data began calling a definitive coming shift in U.S. racial demographics.

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Demographic Change Narratives and Democratic Backsliding

Recently, more attention is needed on how attitudes about democracy are developing among the public.

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On the events of January 6th and elite accountability.

I study the political and media elites who seed, fertilize, and reap rewards from online conspiracy, distrust, and deception.

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Right-wing media’s coverage of the attack on the US Capitol on January 6

This white paper examines 12 major right-wing media’s coverage of the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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Misinformation and Factual Corrections: The Case of the 2020 U.S. Election

From September 2020 through the end of November, researchers conducted eight panel experiments to measure the effects of election-related misinformation.