Publications

Book Reading At SXSW 2016
Books / Presentations

Book Reading At SXSW 2016

The “internet of things” is the expanding network of everyday objects—you can expect some 35 billion connected devices by 2020. The internet won’t be about your mobile phone or laptop anymore, it will be dominated by communication between devices, chips scattered over the natural world, and sensors embedded in our […]

Video:  Talk to the National Endowment for Democracy
Books / Presentations / Video

Video: Talk to the National Endowment for Democracy

Here is the video of my book talk to the National Endowment for Democracy on February 3rd, 2016, “Will the Internet of Things Enhance Democracy or Empower Autocrats?”

Reviews:  Democracy’s Fourth Wave?
Book Reviews / Books / Publications

Reviews: Democracy’s Fourth Wave?

Reviews of Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Abootalebi, A. R. Review of Democracy’s Fourth Wave? by Philip N. Howard and Muzammil Hussain. Choice. (2013), 51–2322, DOI:  10.5860/CHOICE.51-2322 Earl, Jennifer. Review of Democracy’s Fourth Wave? by Philip N. Howard and Muzammil Hussain. Political Science Quarterly 129, no. 2 (2014): 377–378, DOI: 10.1002/polq.12190 Faris, […]

Political Bots and the Manipulation of Public Opinion in Venezuela
Academic Articles / Publications

Political Bots and the Manipulation of Public Opinion in Venezuela

Social and political bots have a small but strategic role in Venezuelan political conversations. These automated scripts generate content through social media platforms and then interact with people. In this preliminary study on the use of political bots in Venezuela, we analyze the tweeting, following and retweeting patterns for the […]