Selected press, books, etc., on my research or quoting me
‘Mission impossible’: With Boston’s proof-of-vaccination mandate set to begin, businesses worry.
Anissa Gardizy. Boston Globe. January 2022.
A group of moms on Facebook built an island of good-faith vaccine debate in a sea of misinformation.
Elizabeth Dwoskin, Will Oremus & Gerrit De Vynck. Washington Post. August 2021.
What magic teaches us about misinformation.
Tim Harford. Financial Times. May 2021.
Confronting disinformation spreaders on Twitter only makes it worse, MIT scientists say.
Matthew Gault. Vice. May 2021.
Researchers have figured out a way to stop people from sharing misinformation.
John Biggs. Gizmodo. March 2021.
‘Hassle factor’ and distrust shadow wide U.S. vaccine hesitancy.
Emma Court & Olivia Rockeman. Bloomberg. March 2021.
Why public health messaging should emphasize vaccine acceptance, not hesitancy.
Sinan Aral & Dean Eckles. Los Angeles Times. February 2021.
Better than nothing: A look at content moderation in 2020.
Gilad Edelman. Wired. December 2020.
If states don’t coordinate lockdown procedures immediately, our future is grim.
Sinan Aral. Los Angeles Times. August 2020.
The Silicon Valley insider who says turn off your phone.
Ben Hoyle. The Times. January 2020.
How will Russian manipulation affect the 2020 election? We still have no idea.
Patt Morrison. Los Angeles Times. September 2019.
Are social media misinformation campaigns affecting elections? MIT researchers say there’s a way to find out.
Martin Finucane. The Boston Globe. August 2019.
There’s a way to know if Russia threw the election to Trump.
Christian Caryl. The Washington Post. January 2019.
Facebook explored unpicking personalities to target ads.
Rory Cellan-Jones. BBC News. April 2018.
The scant science behind Cambridge Analytica’s controversial marketing techniques.
Elizabeth Gibney. Nature. March 2018.
Facebook’s new data restrictions will handcuff even honest researchers.
Robbie Gonzalez. Wired. March 2018.
Cambridge Analytica’s ‘mindf*** tool’ could be totally useless.
Stephen Armstrong. Wired (UK). March 2018.
‘News’ spreads faster and more widely when it’s false.
Philip Ball. Nature. March 2018. Extended version at Prospect.
It’s time for a serious talk about the science of tech “addiction”.
Robbie Gonzalez. Wired. January 2018.
Facebook defends its simple 2-question survey on the trustworthiness of news publishers.
Hamza Shaban. Washington Post, January 2018.
Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley.
Antonio García Martínez. HarperCollins. 2016. Part III.
Facebook wants to know why you’re sharing this bogus Obamacare story.
Dino Grandoni. Huffington Post, May 2014.
As Mark Zuckerberg celebrates his 30th birthday, is Facebook maturing too?
Alex Hern. The Guardian, May 2014.
Facebook open sources code for managing A/B tests.
Derrick Harris. GigaOm, April 2014.
Welcome to the brave new world of persuasion profiling.
Eli Pariser. Wired, May 2011.
The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from You.
Eli Pariser. Penguin. 2011. Ch. 4-5.
Anti-social networks? We’re just as cliquey online.
Laura Sydell. NPR All Things Considered, February 2011.
Appland: How smartphones are transforming our lives.
Richard Fisher. New Scientist, August 2009.