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Brendan Nyhan

Political scientist and media critic

Last Build Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:40:44 -0500


New report: Debunking "echo chamber" hype

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:40:44 -0500

From a new Knight Foundation report co-authored with Andrew Guess, Benjamin Lyons, and Jason Reifler: Is the expansion of media choice good for democracy? Not according to critics who decry "echo chambers," "filter bubbles," and "information cocoons" — the highly...

New NYT: Persuasion effects of fake news overblown

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:33:44 -0500

From my new Upshot column: How easy is it to change people’s votes in an election? The answer, a growing number of studies conclude, is that most forms of political persuasion seem to have little effect at all. This conclusion...

New research on fake news consumption in 2016

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:09:59 -0500

My new research on fake news consumption with Andrew Guess and Jason Reifler: Selective Exposure to Misinformation: Evidence from the consumption of fake news during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign Though some warnings about online “echo chambers” have been hyperbolic,...

"You're Fake News!" The Poynter Media Trust Survey

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:37:13 -0500

From a new report released yesterday (co-authored with Andy Guess and Jason Reifler): During the Trump presidency, the United States has witnessed unprecedented attacks on the press from the highest office in the land. It is essential to understand how...

New Monkey Cage: A new way to fight misinformation

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:06:01 -0400

From my new Monkey Cage post (co-authored with Yusaku Horiuchi): State-sponsored propaganda like the recently unmasked @TEN_GOP Twitter account is of very real concern for our democracy. But we should not allow the debate over Russian interference to crowd out...

New NYT: Facebook's fact-checking should be checked

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:02:38 -0400

From my new Upshot column: Since the 2016 presidential campaign, Facebook has taken a number of actions to prevent the continued distribution of false news articles on its platform, most notably by labeling articles rated as false or misleading by...

New Bright Line Watch survey results

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 09:53:10 -0400

The results of our third survey of the state of American democracy are out: Given widespread concern about the possible erosion of democracy in the United States, Bright Line Watch has conducted expert surveys since early 2017 asking thousands of...

New NYT: Why Puerto Rico misperceptions matter

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:42:21 -0400

From my new Upshot column (co-authored with Kyle Dropp): More than three million Americans in Puerto Rico are struggling to meet basic needs after a devastating strike from Hurricane Maria, but their plight seems to be attracting far less public...

New Politico Magazine: Why norms matter

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:29:57 -0400

From my new article in the ideas issue of Politico Magazine: The calls for Donald Trump to release his tax returns began early during the campaign and never really let up. It was easy to assume he eventually would make...

New Vox interview on Trump's misinformation

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:29:45 -0400

I'm interviewed by Carlos Maza of Vox in this video about the difficulty of correcting Donald Trump's misinformation. Here's the text introduction: President Donald Trump made roughly 500 false statements in the first 200 days of his presidency, according to...

On the Media interview on the backfire effect

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:40:44 -0400

My new interview with Brooke Gladstone of On the Media about my new research into the effects of corrective information and the role of doubt in science (MP3): Once people have a misconception about the news, it can be extremely...

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Trumpcast interview on the President's dishonesty

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:37:34 -0400

My new interview with Virginia Heffernan on Slate's Trumpcast (MP3): Virginia Heffernan talks to Brendan Nyhan, a professor of government at Dartmouth, about the president’s many lies, including those in the New York Times interview with Maggie Haberman, Peter Baker,...

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New NYT: Is Trump's base support exaggerated?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:00:55 -0400

From my new Upshot column: Donald J. Trump’s approval ratings are the lowest at this stage of a presidency since modern polling began in the mid-20th century. But his party’s base still appears highly supportive, which has discouraged Republicans in...

New Bright Line Watch survey results

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:36:37 -0400

At Bright Line Watch, we have released the results of our second expert survey on the state of American democracy. Here is coverage at The Upshot by Claire Cain Miller and Kevin Quealy (where I am a contributor): American democracy...

NHPR interview on liberal conspiracy theories

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:13:43 -0400

My new interview with New Hampshire Public Radio's Rick Ganley about the spread of liberal conspiracy theories during the Trump administration (MP3): Many of these conspiracy theories or fake news stories have to do with Trump and his campaign’s connections...

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