Publications

Political Bots and the Manipulation of Public Opinion in Venezuela
Policy Papers / Publications

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 […]

Review in Financial Times
Book Reviews / Books / Publications

Review in Financial Times

This essay appeared originally in May on the Financial Times website and is by Felix Marton. The subject of this book — the emerging “internet of things” — could not be more timely and important; and its central premise — that this new stage in the evolution of the web […]

Pax Technica
Books / Publications

Pax Technica

Should we fear or welcome the internet’s evolution? The “internet of things” is the rapidly growing network of everyday objects—eyeglasses, cars, thermostats—made smart with sensors and internet addresses. Soon we will live in a pervasive yet invisible network of everyday objects that communicate with one another. In this original and […]

Democracy’s Fourth Wave – Full Creative Commons Release
Books / Publications

Democracy’s Fourth Wave – Full Creative Commons Release

Our book Democracy’s Fourth Wave?  Digital Media and the Arab Spring was published under a modified Creative Commons license with Oxford University Press.  Oxford has provided a publication quality PDF of the full manuscript for download.   Howard, Philip N. and Muzammil Hussain.  Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring.  New […]