Publications

The IRA and Political Polarization in the United States
Policy Papers / Publications

The IRA and Political Polarization in the United States

Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) launched an extended attack on the United States by using computational propaganda to misinform and polarize US voters. This report provides the first major analysis of this attack based on data provided by social media firms to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). This […]

News and Political Information Consumption in Brazil: Mapping the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Election on Twitter
Policy Papers / Publications

News and Political Information Consumption in Brazil: Mapping the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Election on Twitter

In Brazil, there are rising concerns over computational propaganda and the political polarization it may cause. In this data memo, we analyze data about political news and information shared over Twitter in the period leading up to the 2018 Brazilian presidential election. We find that: (1) Brazil’s political discourse on […]

News and Political Information Consumption in Sweden: Mapping the 2018 Swedish General Election on Twitter
Policy Papers / Publications

News and Political Information Consumption in Sweden: Mapping the 2018 Swedish General Election on Twitter

In Sweden, concerns over misinformation and computational propaganda and their effect on the democratic process are on the rise. In this data memo, we analyse political news and information shared over Twitter in the period leading up to the 2018 Swedish General Election. We find that (1) Swedish political discourse […]

Chinese computational propaganda: automation, algorithms and the manipulation of information about Chinese politics on Twitter and Weibo
Academic Articles / Publications

Chinese computational propaganda: automation, algorithms and the manipulation of information about Chinese politics on Twitter and Weibo

A new article co-authored with ComProp post-doc Gillian Bolsover  was published in Information, Communication, and Society. ABSTRACT A 2016 review of literature about automation, algorithms and politics identified China as the foremost area in which further research was needed because of the size of its population, the potential for Chinese […]