News and Political Information Consumption in Brazil: Mapping the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Election on Twitter News and Political Information Consumption in Brazil: Mapping the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Election on Twitter
Chinese computational propaganda: automation, algorithms and the manipulation of information about Chinese politics on Twitter and Weibo Chinese computational propaganda: automation, algorithms and the manipulation of information about Chinese politics on Twitter and Weibo
Senate Testimony Senate Testimony
Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation
Commentary Essays Foreign Policy: Our Data, Ourselves

Foreign Policy: Our Data, Ourselves

This article originally appeared in the July 2018 issue of Foreign Policy magazine. Concentrated in a few hands, big data is a threat to democracy. Social media companies and political data-mining firms such as Cambridge Analytica have built their businesses by manipulating public life using personal data. Their work has helped heighten […]

Books Review:  New York Times

Review: New York Times

Ideas from the Pax Technica used in this review essay by Roger Cohen in the New York Times: One stab at defining such an invisible force that I find persuasive has been offered by Philip Howard, a professor of Internet Studies at Oxford University. He has coined the term “Pax […]

Academic Articles Chinese computational propaganda: automation, algorithms and the manipulation of information about Chinese politics on Twitter and Weibo

Chinese computational propaganda: automation, algorithms and the manipulation of information about Chinese politics on Twitter and Weibo

A new article co-authored with ComProp post-doc Gillian Bolsover  was published in Information, Communication, and Society. ABSTRACT A 2016 review of literature about automation, algorithms and politics identified China as the foremost area in which further research was needed because of the size of its population, the potential for Chinese […]

Policy Papers News and Political Information Consumption in Brazil: Mapping the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Election on Twitter

News and Political Information Consumption in Brazil: Mapping the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Election on Twitter

In Brazil, there are rising concerns over computational propaganda and the political polarization it may cause. In this data memo, we analyze data about political news and information shared over Twitter in the period leading up to the 2018 Brazilian presidential election. We find that: (1) Brazil’s political discourse on […]

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News and Political Information Consumption in Sweden: Mapping the 2018 Swedish General Election on Twitter
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News and Political Information Consumption in Sweden: Mapping the 2018 Swedish General Election on Twitter

In Sweden, concerns over misinformation and computational propaganda and their effect on the democratic process are on the rise. In this data memo, we analyse political news and information shared over Twitter in the period leading up to the 2018 Swedish General Election. We find that (1) Swedish political discourse […]

Fake, misleading social media posts exploding globally, Oxford study finds
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Fake, misleading social media posts exploding globally, Oxford study finds

McClatchy covered the latest ComProp work: the 2018 inventory of social media manipulation, authored by Samantha Bradshaw and I. Russia’s social media blitz to influence the 2016 U.S. election was part of a global “phenomenon” in which a broad spectrum of governments and political parties used Internet platforms to spread […]

Foreign Policy: Our Data, Ourselves
Commentary Essays

Foreign Policy: Our Data, Ourselves

This article originally appeared in the July 2018 issue of Foreign Policy magazine. Concentrated in a few hands, big data is a threat to democracy. Social media companies and political data-mining firms such as Cambridge Analytica have built their businesses by manipulating public life using personal data. Their work has helped heighten […]

News and Political Information Consumption in Mexico: Mapping the 2018 Mexican Presidential Election on Twitter and Facebook
Policy Papers / Publications

News and Political Information Consumption in Mexico: Mapping the 2018 Mexican Presidential Election on Twitter and Facebook

In Mexico, there are rising concerns over computational propaganda and the political polarization it may cause. In this data memo, we analyze data about political news and information shared over Twitter and Facebook in the period leading up to the 2018 Mexican presidential election. We find that: (1) the leading […]