Author Archives: Steve

Social media giant layoffs signal opportunity for online misinformation, bad faith attacks (Courthouse News Service)

Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at University of Mary Washington, said government officials will have to work harder to prove they are authority figures. Otherwise, social media websites will lose credibility.

“The word is out on far right platforms and elsewhere that content moderation is going to be loosened, and the volume of hate speech has increased as a result of a looser control,” he said. 

Social media giant layoffs signal opportunity for online misinformation, bad faith attacks (Courthouse News Service)

Farnsworth and Hemphill publish opinion column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of Political Science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, and Emily Hemphill, a UMW senior majoring in political science and minoring in journalism, are coauthors of an opinion column, "Sorry, Virginia, we’re stuck with the Electoral College," which was published recently in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Link

2022 Political Roundtable: Midterm Red wave? Maybe a puddle (Virginia Business)

Panelists who took part in the 16th annual Virginia Business Political Roundtable at the Richmond Marriott included James W. “Jim” Dyke Jr., senior state government relations advisor with McGuireWoods Consulting; University of Mary Washington Professor Stephen Farnsworth; Gentry Locke Attorneys partner and Republican former state Del. Gregory Habeeb; Regent University Assistant Professor Andrew J. “A.J.” Nolte; and Virginia Commonwealth University Professor Amanda Wintersieck.

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