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10 Things you wish you didn’t know about elections (and what to do about them)
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10 Things you wish you didn’t know about elections (and what to do about them)

In March 2017, I spoke spoke at an event hosted by the University’s Social Science Division to highlight projects across Oxford that are receiving ERC funding. Professor Roger Goodman, Head of the Social Sciences Division hosted the event, which marked the 10th anniversary of the ERC, and celebrated the researchers […]

Video:  Is Social Media Killing Democracy? Computational Propaganda, Algorithms, Automation and Public Life
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Video: Is Social Media Killing Democracy? Computational Propaganda, Algorithms, Automation and Public Life

The Oxford Internet Institute presents Professor Philip Howard’s Inaugural Lecture. The design and implementation of social media platforms has put several advanced democracies into a kind of democratic deficit. First, social algorithms allow fake news stories from untrustworthy sources to spread like wildfire over networks of family and friends. Second, […]

Video: Ten things you wish you didn’t know about elections (and what to do about them)
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Video: Ten things you wish you didn’t know about elections (and what to do about them)

In this talk, Prof Phil Howard explains how we are targeted and manipulated by social media and bots trying to influence voter behaviour. Since 2012, Professor Howard and team have been investigating the use of algorithms, automation and computational propaganda in public life. Political bots are manipulating public opinion over major […]

Video:  Computational Propaganda: The Impact of Algorithms and Automation on Public Life
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Video: Computational Propaganda: The Impact of Algorithms and Automation on Public Life

The Internet certainly disrupted our understanding of what communication can be, who does it, how, and to what effect. What constitutes the Internet has always been an evolving suite of technologies and a dynamic set of social norms, rules, and patterns of use. But the shape and character of digital […]