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Russian operatives used Twitter and Facebook to target veterans and military personnel, study says
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Russian operatives used Twitter and Facebook to target veterans and military personnel, study says

The project’s latest memo on junk news and social media operations against veterans was covered in the Washington Post. They researchers also tracked information on several military-themed websites and used the traffic to these sites —  along with the Twitter data — to determine what Facebook accounts promoted similar content on […]

Washington Post: Facebook has so much more to tell us
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Washington Post: Facebook has so much more to tell us

This originally appeared as “Facebook has so much more to tell us” and was written by my collaborator Bence Kollanyi and I. Facebook and Twitter have taken the important step of handing over thousands of ads to Congress that were bought and circulated by Russian strategists to influence our elections. […]

The Guardian: Social media companies must respond to the sinister reality behind fake news
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The Guardian: Social media companies must respond to the sinister reality behind fake news

This originally appeared as “Social media companies must respond to the sinister reality behind fake news” and was written by my collaborator Bence Kollanyi and I. Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter have begun to share evidence of how their platforms are used and abused during elections. They have […]

Fake News on Twitter Flooded Swing States That Helped Trump Win
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Fake News on Twitter Flooded Swing States That Helped Trump Win

The project’s latest research on politicized information and the 2016 US election was covered in Mother Jones. Millions of tweets were flying furiously in the final days leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. And in closely fought battleground states that would prove key to Donald Trump’s victory, they were […]