Joe Uscinski 'Cane Talk

Joseph Uscinski's 'Cane Talk: Opinion, Information, and Democracy: What We Believe and How It Will Shape Our Future

A healthy democracy requires citizens to make choices based on accurate information. But with the rise of social media, people across the political spectrum have retreated inside polarized echo chambers. Many others are unsure whether the news they see is even true. What can we do to ensure that facts guide the choices we make for our future? University of Miami Political Scientist Joseph Uscinski gives a short 'Cane Talk about steps we can all take to inform our political choices.

Professor Uscinski is associate professor of political science at the University of Miami and author of American Conspiracy Theories. His research on contemporary politics and the media has appeared in dozens of journals, and he is frequently called upon to provide perspectives in the national press.