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CBC:  How Politicians Use Bots to Manipulate the Public
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CBC: How Politicians Use Bots to Manipulate the Public

The CBC radio show Spark did an episode about the political bots project. Phil Howard studies political bots — social media accounts designed to influence public opinion — and the coders and governments who run them.

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Politico: The Internet of Things is poised to change democracy itself

This appeared as “Politics won’t know what hit it:  The Internet of Things is poised to change democracy itself” in Politico Magazine.   In the evolving conversation about the “Internet of Things” — the growth of networked everyday objects and the data they generate — analysts tend to focus on […]

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Wired: Your colleagues pose bigger threat to your privacy than hackers

Wired UK covered the findings of the recent data breach report from CMDS, “Data Breaches in Eruope” with an article called “Your Colleagues Pose Bigger Threat to Your Privacy Than Hackers“. The threat from hackers is not nearly as big a problem as the threat posed by your own colleagues, a privacyreport has […]

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The Relationship between Media and Politics in the Twitter Age

Interviewed for the Italian news magazine Fromiche about social media and political change. Il rapporto tra media e politica sta cambiando? I social media hanno avuto davvero un impatto nella primavera araba? Abbiamo affrontato questi argomenti con il Prof. Philip N. Howard, professore alla School of Public Policy presso la Central […]