Ep. 13 - Joshua Tucker on Social Media and Democracy

Thu, 04/01/2021


On this episode Gus is joined by Joshua Tucker, Professor of Politics and co-Director of the Center for Social Media and Politics at New York University. Joshua joined our center earlier in the month for a guest discussion on his recent book with our faculty fellows. That conversation is explored more broadly today as we focus on his work on the effects of social media on democracy, and his recently published book, co-edited with Stanford’s Nate Persily, Social Media and Democracy: The State of the Field.  Join us as we travel through Russia, Facebook, and state of our democracy.



Music by Collin McCarthy
Tech Assistance Kaci Richter
Executive Producer Elsbeth Magilton
Assistant Producer Lysandra Marquez

Episode Notes


Social Media and Democracy by Nathaniel Persily and Joshua A. Tucker

Journal Articles

Social Media, Political Polarization, and Political Disinformation: A Review of the Scientific Literature by Joshua A. Tucker, Andrew Guess, Pablo Barberá, Cristian Vaccari, Alexandra Siegel, Sergey Sanovich, Denis Stukal, and Brendan Nyhan

Less than you think: Prevalence and predictors of fake news dissemination on Facebook by Andrew Guess, Jonathan Nagler, Joshua A. Tucker

Trumping Hate on Twitter? Online Hate Speech in the 2016 U.S. Election Campaign and its Aftermath by Alexandra A. Siegel, Evgenii Nikitin, Pablo Barberá, Joanna Sterling, Bethany Pullen, Richard Bonneau, Jonathan Nagler and Joshua A. Tucker

You Won’t Believe Our Results! But They Might: Heterogeneity in Beliefs About the Accuracy of Online Media by Mario Luca, Kevin Munger, Jonathan Nagler and Joshua A. Tucker

Using social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic response 

Political sectarianism in America

Tags: Center Fellows, Main Series

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