Associate Professor of Communication, The Ohio State University
My research interests include the study of online political communication, online news, and the ways in which citizens and activists use new technologies to shape their engagement with contentious political topics. My most recent work focuses on how people’s exposure to and perceptions of political information are related to their political beliefs.
In July, the website Snopes published a piece fact-checking a story posted on The Babylon Bee, a popular satirical news site with a conservative bent. Conservative columnist David French criticized Snopes for debunking...
Nov 17, 2016 23:32 pm UTC| Technology
In the wake of Donald Trumps unexpected victory, many questions have been raised about Facebooks role in the promotion of inaccurate and highly partisan information during the presidential race and whether this fake news...