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Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study
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Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study

The project’s work on junk news was covered in the Guardian: Low-quality, extremist, sensationalist and conspiratorial news published in the US was overwhelmingly consumed and shared by rightwing social network users, according to a new study from the University of Oxford. The study, from the university’s “computational propaganda project”, looked at […]

Trump Supporters Spread the Majority of Phony News on Social Media
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Trump Supporters Spread the Majority of Phony News on Social Media

The project’s work on polarization and junk news was covered in Mother Jones. Trump supporters are among the most prolific social media users spreading fake news and conspiracy content, according to new research from Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Research Project, which has been studying disinformation campaigns globally since 2014. The group’s new […]

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 […]