At a virtual celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 315th birthday, APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson was honored with the 2021 Franklin Founder Award.
FactCheck.org has released its "whoppers of 2020" on the year's political fabrications. Once again, President Trump tops the list though President-elect Biden is on it, too.
Distinguished fellow Susan Ness, co-chair of the Transatlantic Working Group, wrote in Slate that European and American governments should work in tandem on digital platform regulation.
In a new report, the Transatlantic High Level Working Group on Content Moderation Online and Freedom of Expression urges adoption of a flexible regulatory framework with greater transparency and accountability to curb online hate speech, violent extremism, and viral deception.
YouTube will highlight fact-checks from FactCheck.org and other sources in an expanded U.S. effort to correct misinformation on Covid-19 and other topics.
Users of conservative or social media in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak were more likely to be misinformed about how to prevent the virus and believe conspiracy theories about it.
In the 2016 election cycle, Russian Twitter trolls sent targeted pro- and anti-vaccination tweets via various fake persona types, poisoning the kind of crisis communications that may be critical today in the coronavirus pandemic.