Defense Policy Forum Press Clips

Taming Big Tech:  The Case for Monitoring
Hackernoon (by Robert Epstein, American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology)

Social Media, Political Polarization, and Political Disinformation: A Review of the Scientific Literature
SSRN (A Review of Scientific Literature - includes articles by Andrew Guess, Princeton University and Joshua A. Tucker, New York University)

Don't Target Facebook.  The Internet Has a Much Bigger Problem.
The Washington Post (by David Ignatius)

Facebook Says It'll Now Require Political-Leaning Advertisers to Verify Their Identity
The Verge (by Ashley Carman)

Trump May Owe His 2016 Victory to 'Fake News,' New Study Suggests
The Conversation (by Richard Gunther, Erik C. Nisbet, Paul Beck)

Facebook Doesn't Know How Many People Followed Russia on Instagram
Wired (by Issie Lapowsky)

Alex Stamos, Facebook Data Security Chief, To Leave Amid Outcry
The New York Times (by Nicole Perlroth, Sheera Frenkel and Scott Shane)

Instagram, Meme Seeding, and the Truth about Facebook Manipulation, Pt. 1
Medium (by Jonathan Albright)

The#Election2016 Micro-Propoganda Machine
Medium (by Jonathan Albright)

Measuring Offensive Speech in Online Political Discourse
Arxiv (by Rishab Nithyanand, Brian Schaffner, and Phillipa Gill)

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions
The New York Times (by Matthew Rosenberg, Nicholas Confessore and Carole Cadwalladr)

Spread of Disinformation Topic of Princeton University Forum
Princeton Patch (by Anthony Bellano)

The Science of Fake News
Science (by David M. J. Lazer, Matthew A. Baum, Yochai Benkler, Adam J. Berinsky, Kelly M. Greenhill, Filippo Menczer, Miriam J. Metzger, Brendan Nyhan, Gordon Pennycook, David Rothschild, Michael Schudson, Steven A. Sloman, Cass R. Sunstein, Emily A. Thorson, Duncan J. Watts, Jonathan L. Zittrain)

In Response to Recent Reports About the Integrity of Reddit, I’d Like to Share Our Thinking.

McMaster caught in the Middle as Mattis and Tillerson Maneuver to Constrain Trump on National Security Issues
The Los Angeles Times (by Brian Bennett)

State Dept. Was Granted $120 Million to Fight Russian Meddling.  It Has Spent $0.
The New York Times (by Gardiner Harris)

Russiagate as Historical Amnesia or Denialism
The Nation (by Stephen F. Cohen, Princeton University)

Evidence of Russian Meddling
CNN (A conversation with Princeton’s Stephen Cohen)

How Mother Russia Can Win U.S. Elections in 2018: A Memo to President Putin
USA Today (by Steven Strauss, Princeton University)

Why Americans Could Believe the Worst From Russian Trolls
The New York Times (by the Editorial Board)

New Alumni Group Brings Together Military Veterans
Princeton Alumni Weekly (by Jennifer Altmann)

The Myth of the Hacker-Proof Voting Machine
The New York Times Magazine (by Kim Zetter)

Facebook Says Russia's Main Goal is to Divide US
Financial Times (by Hannah Kuchler)

Russian Troll Farm, 13 Suspects Indicted For Interference in U.S. Election
The Washington Post (by Devlin Barrett, Sari Horwitz and Rosalind S. Helderman)

Russia Sees Midterm Elections as Chance to Sow Fresh Discord, Intelligence Chiefs Warm
The New York Times (by Matthew Roseberg, Charlie Savage and Michael Wines)

Fake News and Bots May Be Worrisome, But Their Political Power Is Overblown
The New York Times (by Brendan Nyhan)

Untrustworthy Online News is a Challenge for Democracy
The Guardian (by Paul Chadwick)

Russia to Use Propaganda, False Personas and Other Tactics to Influence Midterm Elections, Top U.S. Spy Tells Lawmakers
The Washington Post (by Ellen Nakashima and Shane Harris)

How Twitter Bots and Trump Fans Made #ReleaseTheMemo Go Viral
Politico (by Molly K. Mckew)

Ioffe '05 Discusses Russia, Trump, and the Role of the Journalist
The Daily Princetonian (by Kevin McElwee)

Hard Questions: What Effect Does Social Media Have on Democracy?
Facebook Newsroom

The More Facebook Examines Itself, The More Fault It Finds
The Verge (by Casey Newton)

Silicon Valley and the Threat to Democracy
The Daily Beast (by Niall Ferguson)

Facebook Will Now Ask Users to Rank News Organizations They Trust
The Washington Post (by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Hamza Shaban

Update on Twitter's Review of the 2016 U.S. Election
Twitter Public Policy 

Can Enterra's Advanced AI Systems Stop The Fake News Epidemic?
Forbes (by Alan Wolk)

Monitoring Fake News was Never a Priority, Says Ex-Facebook Worker
NBC News (by Jo Ling Kent, Chiara Sottile, and Alyssa Newcomb)

'Fake News' Went Viral in 2016. This expert studied who clicked
NBC News (by Benjy Sarlin)

Scholars Get The Real Scoop on 'Fake News'
The Wall Street Journal (by Allysia Finley)

Democrats Punch Back on Russia
Politico (by Elana Shor)

'Fake News': Wide Reach but Little Impact, Study Suggests
The New York Times (by Benedict Carey)

Almost Half of Americans Think Media Invent 'Fake News' About Trump
Sputnik International

Trump Supporters are Far More Likely to Read and Share 'Fake News' Online: Report
Alternet (by Sarah K. Burris)

Kremlin Trolls Burned Across the Internet as Washington Debated Options
The Washington Post (by Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Jaffe)

Russia Never Stopped Its Cyberattacks on the United States
The Washington Post (by Michael Morell and Mike Rogers)

Pizzagate: A Slice of Fake News

Theresa May Accuses Russia of Interfering in Elections an Fake News
The Guardian (by Rowena Mason)

Russia Used Twitter Bots to Influence the Brexit Vote Too
FORTUNE (by Geoffrey Smith)

Google, Facebook, Twitter and Russia:  A Timelin on the '16 Election
NBC News (by Jackson Hudgins and Alyssa Newcomb)

The European Union Steps Up its Fight Against Fake News
Lawfare (by Evelyn Douek)

Facebook Executives are Contrite About Election Meddling, But Make Few Promises on Capitol Hill
The New York Times (by Cecilia Kang, Nicholas Fandos, and Mike Isaac)

Facebook Says Moscow Sought to Sow Doubt Over Trump Win
Financial Times (by Hannah Kuchler)

Facebook Finds Wider Russian Meddling in US Election
Financial Times ((by Hannah Kuchler)

Did Russia Teach Paul Manafort All Its Dirty Tricks?
The Washington Post (by Anne Applebaum)

Russian Content on Facebook, Google and Twitter Reached Far More Users Than Companies First Disclosed, Congressional Testimony Says
The Washington Post (by Craig Timberg and Elizabeth Dwoskin)

Steve Jobs gave us President Trump
The Washington Post (by David Von Drehle)

Russian Firm Tied to Pro-Kremlin Propaganda Advertised on Facebook During Election
The Washington Post (by Carol D. Leonnig, Tom Hamburger and Rosalind S. Helderman)

Samantha Power: Why Foreign Propaganda Is More Dangerous Now
The New York Times (by Samantha Power)

Facebook’s Ad Scandal Isn’t a ‘Fail,’ It’s a Feature
The New York Times (by Zeynep Tufekci)

Will Mark Zuckerberg ‘Like’ This Column?
The New York Times (by Maureen Dowd)

Russian Operatives Used Facebook Ads to Exploit America’s Racial and Religious Divisions
The Washington Post (by Adam Entous, Craig Timberg and Elizabeth Dwoskin)

Facebook’s Russia-Linked Ads Came in Many Disguises
The New York Times (by Mike Isaac and Scott Shane)

From Russia with Poison
The New York Times (by Thomas L. Friedman)

What Facebook Did to American Democracy
The Atlantic (by Alexis C. Madrigal)

Tristan Harris: How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day
TED (July 26, 2017)

The Curious Case of ‘Nicole Mincey,’ the Trump Fan Who May Actually Be a Bot
The Washington Post (by Abby Phillip)

What's Going to Stop Russia Next Time?
CNN (by Emefa Agawu)

RT, Sputnik and Russia's New Theory of War
The New York Times Magazine (by Jim Rutenberg)

Psychological Warfare
Narativ (by Zev Shalev and Tracie McElroy)

Twitter, With Accounts Linked to Russia, to Face Congress Over Role in Election
The New York Times (by Daisuke Wakabayashi and Scott Shane)

Social Media, News and Political Information during the US Election: Was Polarizing Content Concentrated in Swing States?
The Computational Propaganda Project (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford)

When Facebook and Google are ‘weaponized,’ the victim is reality
The Washington Post (by Margaret Sullivan)

Sheryl Sandberg in D.C. Thursday
Axios (by Sara Fischer)

In Italian Schools, Reading, Writing and Recognizing Fake News
The New York Times (by Jason Horowitz)

In a New Poll, Half of Republicans Say They Would Support Postponing the 2020 Election if Trump Proposed It
The Washington Post (By Ariel Malka Yphtach Lelkes)

The Curious Case of 'Nicole Mincey,' the Trump Fan Who May Actually be a Bot
The Washington Post (By Abby Phillip)

In Italian Schools, Reading, Writing and Recognizing Fake News
The New York Times (By Jason Horowitz)

Google Critic Ousted From Think Tank Funded by the Tech Giant
The New York Times (By Kenneth P. Vogel)

New America, a Google-Funded Think Tank, Faces Backlash for Firing a Google Critic
The New York Times (By Kenneth P. Vogel)

Combating Fake News: An Agenda for Research and Action
Final Report of Conference held February 17-18 at Harvard University and Northeastern University

Russian Journalists Publish Massive Investigation int St. Petersburg Troll Factory's U.S. Operations
Meduza/The Real Russia, Today 

An Ex St. Petersburg 'Troll' Speaks Out - Russian Independent TV Network Interviews Former Troll at the Internet Research Agency
Meduza/The Real Russia, Today

What Facebook Did to American Democracy
The Atlantic (By Alexis C. Madrigal)

How Vladimir Putin is Waging War on the West -- and Winning (By Anne Applebaum)

Russia and the Great Forgetting (By Anne Applebaum)