Research

In addition to the Casebook, the Technology and Social Change (TaSC) research team produces a newsletter, a webinar series, white papers, policy briefs, and research articles that focus on the wider sociotechnical landscape of media ecosystems and their relationship with civil liberties, democracy, and security. You can read them below.

Reports

Newsletter

Meme War Weekly (MWW). A newsletter analyzing political messaging from the wilds of the internet. Sign up for MWW or read past issues of MWW.

TaSC Projects

BIG, If True: A seminar series, hosted by Dr. Joan Donovan and presented by TaSC. Sign up for event updates or listen to past webinars.

Political Pandemonium 2020: A series of digital workshops, hosted by Dr. Joan Donovan and the Technology and Social Change Project, exploring the harmful effects of media manipulation on our society.

Other writing and research

First They Came for the Black Feminists, New York Times

Weaponizing the Digital Influence Machine, Data & Society

Source Hacking: Media Manipulation in Practice, Data & Society

Here’s how social media can combat the coronavirus ‘infodemic’, MIT Technology Review

How memes got weaponized: A short history, MIT Technology Review

Social-media companies must flatten the curve of misinformation, Nature

Why Trump's viral Covid and flu misinformation is hard for Facebook and Twitter to stop, NBC News

Vote and Die: Covering Voter Suppression during the Coronavirus Pandemic, Nieman Reports

How Civil Society Can Combat Misinformation and Hate Speech Without Making It Worse, Political Pandemonium

The Dark Virality of a Hollywood Blood Harvest ConspiracyWIRED