March 29, 2018

Facebook’s Favorability Takes Massive Hit Since Last FDP Poll; Twitter and Instagram Brands suffer while Google and YouTube Remain Positive WASHINGTON — New exclusive polling conducted by Public Policy Polling for Factual Democracy Project (FDP) finds that public trust in Facebook has hit new lows, and a record 71 percent of Americans want Facebook CEO… View Article

February 01, 2018

By Melissa Ryan resident Donald Trump had one job. On the morning of Saturday, August 12, Americans woke up to images of neo-Nazis wielding flaming tiki torches on the march in Charlottesville, Virginia. As the morning progressed, the news got even worse. A car plowed into a group of antiracist counter-protesters, killing activist Heather Heyer and injuring others. As… View Article

January 26, 2018

Exciting news: Control Alt-Right Delete is partnering with HOPE not hate! We’re joining forces to produce an expanded newsletter, starting this Sunday. What’s changed? As you can see we have some spiffy new branding. Otherwise, things will still function more or less the same. New editions will still go out every Sunday night at 6 PM EST,… View Article

January 21, 2018

CONTACT: Laura Keiter, 202-480-3321 Melissa Ryan joins Media Matters as a visiting fellow Washington, DC — Today, Media Matters for America announced that Melissa Ryan, a thought leader at the intersection of politics, media, technology, and the far-right, joined the organization as a visiting fellow. Media Matters President Angelo Carusone welcomed Melissa to our staff: Media Matters is increasingly researching and writing about the intersection… View Article

November 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — Factual Democracy Project will host a press call at 1 PM ET TUESDAY, NOV. 21 to discuss the effects of sustained disinformation campaigns on a population over a sustained period. As Americans learn more about how their social media is being manipulated by Russia and other hostile actors, this call will focus on the effects of… View Article

November 02, 2017

Factual Democracy Project’s call series is devoted to fighting against fake news, the alt-right, propaganda, and disinformation that is intended to disrupt our Democracy WASHINGTON — With extremism and hate on the rise in America and across the globe, Factual Democracy Project will gather experts working on the front lines of the Internet, schools, and… View Article

October 13, 2017

Factual Democracy Project is just a couple of months old, but we’ve accomplished a lot in a short period. Below are a few updates. -Melissa Saving Democracy, One Conference Call at a Time It’s hard to believe that we’re already halfway through our inaugural call series. We’ve had three successful calls so far with more than… View Article

October 05, 2017

WASHINGTON — With Facebook, Google and Twitter set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Nov. 1, Factual Democracy Project will host a press call at 1 PM TUESDAY, OCT 10 to discuss why social media companies are so easily exploited, what Americans (regardless of political affiliation) expect tech companies to do about it, and how Americans can make… View Article

October 01, 2017

Written by Nicole Belle Conspiracy theories can be incredibly seductive. Who hasn’t wondered about what’s really stored at Area 51? Or whether the “magic bullet” theory of JFK’s assassination makes sense? Or played a Beatles album backwards to hear “Paul is dead”? But while some conspiracies are the stuff of harmless fun, some—in the hands… View Article

September 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — New exclusive polling conducted by Public Policy Polling for Factual Democracy Project shows that Americans remain surprisingly aware — and strongly disapprove — of how the platform enabled Russians to use paid media and fake news to influence American voters in the most recent election. The polling is being released amid media reports… View Article