YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

Fake Think Tanks Fuel Fake News—And the President’s Tweets

Fake news isn't just Macedonian teenagers or internet trolls. A longstanding network of bogus "think tanks" raise disinformation to a pseudoscience, and their studies pull quotes and flashy stats that become the "evidence" driving viral, fact-free stories.

Publication Date: 
January 24, 2017