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Hard right dominates use of fake US news, Oxford study finds
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Hard right dominates use of fake US news, Oxford study finds

The project’s work on junk news and polarization was covered in the Financial Times. Ultra-rightwing conservatives shared more false stories on Facebook  than all other political groups combined in the three months to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last month, independent researchers have found.  Academics at the […]

Review:  New York Times
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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 […]

Review:  Financial Times
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Review: Financial Times

An extensive opinion essay on the pax technica by John Thornhill in FT: Is this internet of things going to set us free or lock us up? That question is the subtitle of a book called Pax Technica by Philip Howard, a professor at the Oxford Internet Institute. It was […]

Russian propaganda engaged U.S. vets, troops on Twitter and Facebook, study finds
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Russian propaganda engaged U.S. vets, troops on Twitter and Facebook, study finds

The project’s research on social media operations targeted against veterans was covered by McClatchy. The Oxford study categorized 12,413 Twitter users and 11,103 Facebook users whose social media messages referred to or carried content from one or more of the Russian-linked websites between April 2 and May 2, 2017. The […]