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BBC World Service Interview
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BBC World Service Interview

I was interviewed by the BBC World Service for their Global News Podcast, Report says millions of American voters were exposed to Russian social media propaganda, which aired on 17 December 2018. The interview concerned the Computational Propaganda Project’s latest report on the impact of Russia’s IRA on American political […]

Senate Testimony
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Senate Testimony

I was in Washington this week providing testimony for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The submitted written testimony, “Foreign Influence on Social Media Platforms: Perspectives from Third Party Social Media Experts” can be viewed online, along with a recording of the accompanying verbal testimony. The testimony was covered in-depth by McClatchy. NBC News […]

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 […]