#PSJMInfo vs Fake News
There is a new initiative to bring some transparency to hiring in Political Science: see #PSJMInfo on Twitter. Following the best examples of internet activism, the Department of Politics at the University joins other leading institutions to fight the FAKE NEWS! surrounding hiring, especially the information and disinformation on rumor sites. The idea is to tweet to the hash tag when calls have been made for interviews, but not to announce the names of candidates. This allows some calming to the candidate pool, as well as to candidates who don’t make it to the final rounds. A little information goes a long way.