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Talking Politics on WhatsApp: a Survey of Cuban, I...

November 2, 2022

We asked WhatsApp users in three sub-groups (Cuban Americans, Mexican Americans, and Indian Americans) about their perceptions of the platform; their news and information consumption behaviors; and their encounters with…
Talking Politics on WhatsApp: a Survey of Cuban, Indian, and Mexican American Diaspora Communities in the United States

Polarized Information Ecosystems and Encrypted Mes...

August 10, 2022

The Center for Media Engagement examined: How are encrypted messaging apps (EMAs) relevant for propagandists and/or activists in Egypt, Ethiopia, and Libya? How do these platforms fit into the existing…
Polarized Information Ecosystems and Encrypted Messaging Apps: Insights Into Egypt, Ethiopia, and Libya

Testimony: “A Growing Threat: The Impact of ...

April 26, 2022

Testimony of Samuel Woolley, Ph.D. for Congressional hearing "A Growing Threat: The Impact of Disinformation Targeted at Communities of Color." Read More
Testimony: “A Growing Threat: The Impact of Disinformation Targeted at Communities of Color”

Escaping the Mainstream? Pitfalls and Opportunitie...

March 22, 2022

This report builds the foundation of our future research on diaspora communities, false information, and EMAs with regard to the 2022 mid-term elections and provides an assessment useful for the…
Escaping the Mainstream? Pitfalls and Opportunities of Encrypted Messaging Apps and Diaspora Communities in the U.S.

Location-Based Targeting: History, Usage, and Rela...

December 14, 2021

The Propaganda Lab at the Center for Media Engagement created an overview on location-based targeting, including its history, the technologies behind it, and its usage over the years. The report…
Location-Based Targeting: History, Usage, and Related Concerns

Political Talk in Private: Encrypted Messaging App...

December 1, 2021

The Propaganda Lab at the Center for Media Engagement expanded its research into the use of encrypted messaging apps (EMAs) for political talk, analyzing both how EMAs are used by…
Political Talk in Private: Encrypted Messaging Apps In Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe

How Politics, Generation, News Use, and Time Onlin...

August 26, 2021

The Center for Media Engagement investigated how certain socio-political differences — including where people get their news, time spent online, political views, and age — relate to people’s views about…
How Politics, Generation, News Use, and Time Online Play Into Attitudes About Anonymity

Disclosures of NYPD Surveillance Technologies Rais...

February 23, 2021

The disclosures by NYPD – the first required by the POST Act – raise substantial questions about how police in New York acquire and maintain data across dozens of surveillance…
Disclosures of NYPD Surveillance Technologies Raise More Questions Than Answers

Peer-to-Peer Texting and the 2020 U.S. Election: H...

October 27, 2020

New forms of direct communication, such as campaign apps and digital wallet passes on smartphones, are poised to bring political messaging to even higher levels of intimacy and efficacy, and,…
Peer-to-Peer Texting and the 2020 U.S. Election: Hidden Messages and Intimate Politics

Encrypted Propaganda: Political Manipulation Via E...

October 26, 2020

The Center for Media Engagement propaganda research team spent the past year studying political manipulation on encrypted messaging applications (EMAs) in the U.S., India, and Mexico. Read More
Encrypted Propaganda: Political Manipulation Via Encrypted Messaging Apps in the United States, India, and Mexico

Social Media Influencers and the 2020 U.S. Electio...

October 14, 2020

The Center for Media Engagement's propaganda research team reports on the phenomenon of social media influencers as an avenue for political campaign communications, describes the challenges this issue poses to…
Social Media Influencers and the 2020 U.S. Election: Paying ‘Regular People’ for Digital Campaign Communication