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NSF EAGER award to study how people use bots to manipulate people
Grants / Research

NSF EAGER award to study how people use bots to manipulate people

Political bots are manipulating public opinion over major social networking applications like Facebook and Twitter. This EAGER award enables a new team of social and information scientists to investigate the impact of automated scripts—commonly called bots—on social media. We will study both the bot scripts and the people making such […]

Reviews: State Power 2.0
Book Reviews / Books / Publications

Reviews: State Power 2.0

These are reviews of my edited collection State Power 2.0: “Interest in how governments use, manipulate, or even shut down the internet in the service of state power has been growing at a fever pitch. This collection provides an insightful framework for understanding these dynamics as well as an impressive […]

Reviews:  Democracy’s Fourth Wave?
Book Reviews / Books / Publications

Reviews: Democracy’s Fourth Wave?

Reviews of Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Abootalebi, A. R. Review of Democracy’s Fourth Wave? by Philip N. Howard and Muzammil Hussain. Choice. Earl, Jennifer. Review of Democracy’s Fourth Wave? by Philip N. Howard and Muzammil Hussain. Political Science Quarterly 129, no. 2 (2014): 377–378. Faris, David. Review of Democracy’s Fourth Wave? […]

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Caged Cairo: Where Journalism is a Crime

Contributed to documentary on arrested journalists in Egypt.     http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2014/06/caged-cairo-where-journalism-crime-2014628115412729805.html#.U7EsJtLN28A.twitter