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How Bots Win Friends and Influence People
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How Bots Win Friends and Influence People

Along with the project’s work, I was featured in a short article on bots in IEEE Spectrum. Every now and then sociologist Phil Howard writes messages to social media accounts accusing them of being bots. It’s like a Turing test of the state of online political propaganda. “Once in a while a […]

Facebook and Twitter are being used to manipulate public opinion – report
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Facebook and Twitter are being used to manipulate public opinion – report

Our case study series on computational propaganda worldwide was featured in the Guardian: Propaganda on social media is being used to manipulate public opinion around the world, a new set of studies from the University of Oxford has revealed. The reports, part of the Oxford Internet Institute’s Computational Propaganda Research Project, cover nine nations […]

Oxford profs tell Twitter, Facebook to take action against political bots
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Oxford profs tell Twitter, Facebook to take action against political bots

Our case study series on Computational Propaganda worldwide was covered in the Register. A team led by professors at the Oxford Internet Institute analysed tens of millions of posts on seven social media platforms in nine countries, including the US, Russia and Germany, during elections and political crises. They were […]

How social media filter bubbles and algorithms influence the election
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How social media filter bubbles and algorithms influence the election

Our research and insight was featured extensively in a Guardian article about the 2017 UK General Election. ‘One of the most powerful players in the British election is also one of the most opaque. With just over two weeks to go until voters go to the polls, there are two […]