Communications

Is social media good or bad for social unity?

Annenberg professors Sandra González-Bailón and Yphtach Lelkes reviewed all of the previous literature to determine what scholars have discovered to date.

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The television and the President

On Oct. 5 1947, Harry Truman delivered the first televised presidential speech. Communications expert David Eisenhower looks at the history of politics and media and the significance of this moment 75 years later.  

Kristina García



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The New York Times

Meet the people working on getting us to hate each other less

Matthew Levendusky of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that heightening a sense of American national identity can reduce polarization and partisanship between opposing political parties.

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The New York Times

Fact-checking Biden before the State of the Union

The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org finds that at least five Republican lawmakers, including Speaker Kevin McCarthy, have already voiced opposition to a proposal that would dismantle the IRS and replace current forms of federal taxation with a 30 percent sales tax.

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The New York Times

Americans flunked this test on online privacy

A survey by Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication and colleagues finds that most Americans don’t understand how online devices and services track users.

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ABC News

Collection of voice data for profit raises privacy fears

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication says that consumer voices can be used to reveal a wealth of knowledge to companies, including height, weight, ethnicity, personality traits, and possible health issues.

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Associated Press

As elites arrive in Davos, conspiracy theories thrive online

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that conspiracy theories about influential global leaders aren’t new but that scrutiny of the Davos forum and its chairman, Klaus Schwab, intensified during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Arizona Republic (Phoenix)

Rep. Paul Gosar targets Joint Chiefs of Staff chair as ‘traitor,’ vows investigation

According to the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s factcheck.org, Republican claims that Nancy Pelosi was to blame for the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot are unsubstantiated.

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