In the Media

2021

 

Fortune (2021). On Tik Tok’s attempts to limit misinformation: https://fortune.com/2021/02/04/tiktok-misinformation-label-banner-sharing/

Fortune (2021). On YouTube’s treatment of misinformation: https://fortune.com/longform/youtube-advertising-ads-revenues/

 

BBC Radio (2021). A live interview on trust in science and science communication around vaccines. Available as podcast here : https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/interviews/vaccine-misinformation-and-social-media

 

USA Today / Yahoo News (2021). On persuading college students to get vaccinated for COVID-19:  https://news.yahoo.com/believe-friends-college-students-form-100046828.html

Mother Jones (2021). Interview on the connection between misinformation, the Tea Party, and the 2021 Capitol Riots: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/04/how-a-feud-between-2-tea-party-leaders-helped-lay-the-groundwork-for-the-capitol-insurrection/

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Insider (2021). On conservative media’s use of #CancelCulture discourse: https://www.insider.com/fox-news-tucker-carlson-conservative-media-taylor-lorenz-culture-war-2021-3

Insider / Yahoo! News (2021). On conspiracy theories around the Texas power outage. https://www.insider.com/texas-snow-fake-storm-power-outage-conspiracy-theory-spreads-online-2021-2 (also here: https://news.yahoo.com/conspiracy-theories-texas-weather-crisis-224832578.html)

Vice (2021). On conspiracy theories in light of extreme climate crises: https://www.vice.com/en/article/93w7j7/how-qanon-could-make-climate-conspiracies-a-whole-lot-worse

The Telegraph (2021). On Qanon and the future of the conspiracy theory: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/QAnon-hasn-t-gone-away-it-s-alive-and-kicking-16128893.php

 

Marker-Medium (2021). On Russian propaganda in 5-minute-crafts videos: https://marker.medium.com/inside-the-mysterious-company-behind-those-baffling-5-minute-crafts-videos-29655bdef029

 

Just the News (2021). On maintaining trust in media in the face of honest mistakes and misinformation: https://justthenews.com/accountability/media/high-profile-failures-and-errors-threaten-medias-credibility-already-skeptical

 

Channel News Asia (CNA938), Singapore (January 18th, 2021). Live radio interview on social media’s removal of Donald Trump after the Capitol Hill riots.

 

2020

 

The New York Times (2020). Interview on misinformation and partisanship around COVID-19: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/20/business/media/steve-bannon-china.html

 

USA Today (2020). Interview on misinformation and conspiracy theories: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/06/18/fact-check-ellen-degeneres-oprah-winfrey-others-not-house-arrest/5333585002/

 

Philadelphia Inquirer (2020): https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/russian-trolls-elections-vaccines-coronavirus-2020-trump-20200331.html

 

Yahoo! Finance (2020). Interview on conspiracy theories: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/biggest-conspiracy-theories-2020-why-040346208.html Also available on Fortune (https://fortune.com/2020/12/30/2020-conspiracy-theories-presidential-election-covid-19-coronavirus-qanon/)

 

Podcast interview with _bandwidth: coast to coast (2020): Episode 15 here: https://linktr.ee/bandwidthpod

 

ProPublica (2020): https://www.propublica.org/article/even-after-trump-declared-a-national-emergency-some-talk-radio-hosts-werent-convinced

 

Buffalo Channel 4 News (2020): on the media coverage of Coronavirus (COVID19). March 13th 2020.

 

Scripps Local Media – broadcasted in 17 local TV channels, including Buffalo’s WKBW (2020). Interview on social media censorship of misinformation: https://youtu.be/-8aMcd2mcXg.

 

ABC6 (2020). Social media sites under scrutiny as they struggle with election misinformation: https://abc6onyourside.com/news/nation-world/social-media-sites-under-scrutiny-as-they-struggle-with-election-misinformation

 

DW International. Television Interview on misinformation on social media around the 2020 elections: https://www.facebook.com/24369314439/videos/813122969423022

 

The Inverse (2020). Interview on communicating scientific uncertainty during COVID19: https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/sturgis-coronavirus-report-explained

 

The Washington Times (2020): https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/16/us-coronavirus-projections-miss-mark-country-ducks/

 

The Washington Times (2020): https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/27/coronavirus-timeline-finds-few-heroes-inside-beltw/

 

The Washington Times (2020): https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/23/coronavirus-more-deadly-men-women-us-data-show/

 

PopSugar. Interview on conspiracy theories: https://www.popsugar.com/family/how-to-talk-to-family-members-about-conspiracy-theories-47730400

 

WKBW-ABC7 Buffalo (2020). On misinformation during social unrest: https://www.wkbw.com/news/beats/experts-say-misinformation-thrives-during-times-of-uncertainty-and-stress

 

NPR WBFO (2020). Interview on misinformation during epidemics and social protests: https://news.wbfo.org/post/ub-professor-discusses-misinformation-and-how-not-be-part-problem

 

UB News (2020). Expert: Misinformation about the election is ubiquitous. Here’s how to avoid spreading it. http://www.buffalo.edu/news/tipsheets/2020/047.html

 

The Daily Dot (2020): Is racism getting more popular on TikTok? https://www.dailydot.com/irl/tiktok-racist-challenges/

 

Journalisten.no (2020). https://journalisten.no/covid-19-forskningsjournalistikk-helsejournalistikk/derfor-hviler-det-et-spesielt-ansvar-pa-journalister-na/410551

 

Al Shark El Awsat (2020): Interview on social media effects on mobilization: https://aawsat.com/node/2572216

 

2019

 

Newsweek (2019): https://www.newsweek.com/trump-uses-language-war-twitter-it-may-have-helped-him-beat-his-republican-rivals-study-finds-1469251

 

2018

 

The Conversation (2018): https://theconversation.com/how-the-media-falls-short-in-reporting-epidemics-101216 (republished in several news outlets, including Salon.com and Nieman Journalism Lab.

 

High Country News (2018):  https://www.hcn.org/issues/50.22/public-health-no-news-is-bad-news-for-public-health

 

Inside Science (2018): https://www.insidescience.org/news/fighting-misinformation-about-novel-disease

 

EurekAlert (2018): https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/appc-fba031518.php

 

Futurity (2018): https://www.futurity.org/zika-vaccine-1705972-2/

 

ScienceDaily (2018): https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180315130717.htm

2016

 

ScienceDaily (2016): https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161212105317.htm