Joshua Tucker

Joshua A. Tucker (@j_a_tucker) is professor of politics at New York University, director of NYU’s Jordan Center for Advanced Study of Russia, and a co-director of the NYU Center for Social Media and Politics. His research focuses on mass political behavior, post-communist politics, computational social science, and the intersection of social media and politics. He is a co-chair for the U.S. 2020 Facebook & Instagram Election Study, and co-editor of Social Media and Democracy: The State of the Field (Cambridge University Press, 2020).


Putin’s Russia navigates Middle East conflict and war in Ukraine

Two experts discuss the broader impact of the Israel-Hamas war.

The 2023 Slovak elections will likely impact … Slovakia

Voters generally focused on domestic politics, not foreign policy – or Ukraine.

Since 2018, Republicans have lost confidence in U.S. institutions

And Amazon is no longer one of America’s most beloved institutions, our research finds.

A transition for TMC (The Monkey Cage): Moving on from The Washington Post

We’re grateful to The Post and excited about our next chapter

Latinos who use Spanish-language social media get more misinformation

That could affect their votes – and their safety from covid-19.

Is the FBI impartial? Over half of Republicans say ‘no.’

Allegations of political biases in law enforcement can hurt democracy

Twitter amplifies conservative politicians. Is it because users mock them?

Our research suggests conservative politicians are ‘ratioed’ more often. That may explain why they’re in your timeline.

Alexei Navalny’s return to Russia — and his arrest — have upended Russian politics

What’s happening in the country, part 2.

Russia arrested opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Widespread protests reveal the cracks in Putin’s support.

What’s happening in the country, part 1

Which Republicans are most likely to think the election was stolen? Those who dislike Democrats and don’t mind white nationalists.

That includes plenty of Republicans with college educations