Tom Glaisyer

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Social networking sites (e.g. Facebook), microblogging services (e.g. Twitter), and content-sharing sites (e.g. YouTube and Flickr) have introduced the opportunity for wide-scale, online social participation. Visibility of national and international priorities such as public health, political unrest, disaster relief, and climate change has increased, yet we(More)
Does external monitoring improve democratic performance? Fact-checking has come to play an increasingly important role in political coverage in the United States, but some research suggests it may be ineffective at reducing public misperceptions about controversial issues. However, fact-checking might instead help improve political discourse by increasing(More)
Robert Kenny ( is a telecoms and media consultant with Communications Chambers. Meek for their valuable comments on earlier drafts of this paper. We are all the more appreciative of the time they spent since some of these individuals are in strong disagreement with our conclusions Governments around the world are investing multiple billions(More)
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