Last week, a video making spurious claims about COVID-19 went viral on the internet despite being repeatedly removed from social media platforms for violating community standards. Why did so many Americans share the video and believe its claims? What can we learn from this experience about how misinformation spreads in the midst of crisis? Today […]
On Sunday, December 8th, as many as 800,000 protestors organized by the Civil Human Rights Front flooded the streets of Hong Kong, marking the 8th month of pro-democracy civil disobedience. Many marchers carried signs reading “five demands, not one less,” referring to the protestor’s list of demands, which include: Investigation of police brutality; Release of […]
Politics are more polarized than ever—or at least that’s how it feels to many Americans. Research from Pew indicates that Americans are more likely to say it is “stressful and frustrating” to have political conversations with those they disagree with now than they were a few years ago. What is fueling these increasing divides in […]
How democratic are our elections really? Today Carousel talks with UW Professor David Cannon to discuss it all – primaries,caucuses; delegates and superdelegates; winner take all, brokered conventions, and so much more. Did you think this was a vote of the people? Think again. David Cannon is a professor of political science at the University […]
Hassan Hassan, a Syrian journalist and co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, had an in-depth conversation with Brian Standing about the group, its goals, and where things stand today.
What do election results mean for the future of our state? What was the voter turnout? What was the outcome of the transportation amendment? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more.