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CBC: How Politicians Use Bots to Manipulate the Public CBC:  How Politicians Use Bots to Manipulate the Public
Commentary Essays These are the Droids You’re Looking For:  Bots as a Tool For Journalism

These are the Droids You’re Looking For: Bots as a Tool For Journalism

This originally appeared as “These are the Droids You’re Looking For:  Bots as a Tool For Journalism” by Samuel Woolley and Phil Howard on the National Endowment for Democracy’s Center for International Media Assistance Blog.   In today’s data-saturated world journalists often struggle to report on many, if not most, of the […]

Books Book Reading At SXSW 2016

Book Reading At SXSW 2016

The “internet of things” is the expanding network of everyday objects—you can expect some 35 billion connected devices by 2020. The internet won’t be about your mobile phone or laptop anymore, it will be dominated by communication between devices, chips scattered over the natural world, and sensors embedded in our […]

Academic Articles Political Bots and the Manipulation of Public Opinion in Venezuela

Political Bots and the Manipulation of Public Opinion in Venezuela

Social and political bots have a small but strategic role in Venezuelan political conversations. These automated scripts generate content through social media platforms and then interact with people. In this preliminary study on the use of political bots in Venezuela, we analyze the tweeting, following and retweeting patterns for the […]

Policy Papers Photo Credit:  Marina Noordegraaf

Data Breaches in Europe 2005-2014

A growing number of massive data breaches are degrading the personal privacy of people around the world. Data security and privacy policy are ongoing concerns in Europe. But it can be difficult to assess privacy breaches in Europe in particular, since many of the biggest incidents of compromised personal records […]

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These are the Droids You’re Looking For:  Bots as a Tool For Journalism
Commentary Essays / Other Public Writing

These are the Droids You’re Looking For: Bots as a Tool For Journalism

This originally appeared as “These are the Droids You’re Looking For:  Bots as a Tool For Journalism” by Samuel Woolley and Phil Howard on the National Endowment for Democracy’s Center for International Media Assistance Blog.   In today’s data-saturated world journalists often struggle to report on many, if not most, of the […]

Prezi:  Campaign Bots & The Law
Conferences / Presentations

Prezi: Campaign Bots & The Law

Here is an interactive Prezi on our recent paper “Campaign Bots & The Law”, authored by Ryan Calo, Lisa Manheim, Sam Woolley and Phil Howard.  We presented this at the Yale Information Society Project’s “Unlocking the Black Box” conference, and we identify the ways in which bots, when used by […]

Idea to retire: A closed-platform Internet of Things
Commentary Essays / Other Public Writing

Idea to retire: A closed-platform Internet of Things

This appeared as “Idea to retire: A closed-platform Internet of Things” on the Brookings Institution’s TechTank blog. The Internet has gone through a major demographic transition: in the year 2015, the number of devices connected by the Internet surpassed the number of people connected by the Internet. Public policy makers need […]

Podcast:  CBC The Spark
Podcast, Radio, Audio

Podcast: CBC The Spark

Here is the podcast of a session I did with CBC The Spark.