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.
FactCheck.org has brought on two experienced journalists to increase its 2020 campaign coverage, especially in swing states, and intensify efforts to debunk online deception.
People who rely on social media for information were more likely to be misinformed about vaccines than those who rely on traditional media, according to new research by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
University of Delaware scholar Danna Young spoke at APPC about her new book, “Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States.”
An updated Annenberg Science Media Monitor on retractions of scientific findings found just 38% of the articles analyzed indicated how the errors or misconduct occurred.