APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson and immunologist Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine were elected Monday as members of the National Academy of Sciences.
People who relied on 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, a study of media use and public knowledge has found.
Three Annenberg Public Policy Center civics projects, a film and two websites, have received honors including Hermes, Clarion, and Silver Telly Awards.
In an ongoing series of articles, FactCheck.org debunks myths and rumors from social media sites and corrects misstatements by politicians and others about COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus.
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.
Enforcing transparency requirements on digital platforms would be less threatening to free speech rights than regulating harmful content, an analysis finds.
The Annenberg Public Policy Center and Penn Law’s Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law have formed an alliance to promote and strengthen the rule of law in democratic institutions, the two Penn policy centers announced.
Misleading videos about tobacco use are widespread on YouTube, where views of popular pro-tobacco videos have soared in recent years, a study from the Annenberg Public Policy Center finds.
APPC director Kathleen Hall Jamieson spoke at the London School of Economics about the likely effect of Russian trolls and hackers on the 2016 presidential election.
FactCheck.org Director Eugene Kiely met with a dozen international journalists in February through a U.S. State Department tour aimed at debunking misinformation.