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Computational Propaganda and Political Big Data: Moving Toward a More Critical Research Agenda
Academic Articles / Publications

Computational Propaganda and Political Big Data: Moving Toward a More Critical Research Agenda

  Computational propaganda has recently exploded into public consciousness. The U.S. presidential campaign of 2016 was marred by evidence, which continues to emerge, of targeted political propaganda and the use of bots to distribute political messages on social media. This computational propaganda is both a social and technical phenomenon. Technical […]

Review:  New York Times
Books / In The News / News Feature

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
Book Reviews / In The News / News Feature

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 […]

Russian Involvement and Junk News during Brexit
Policy Papers / Publications

Russian Involvement and Junk News during Brexit

  Several prominent UK politicians are concerned about the role of Russian troll and bot accounts in public conversation over social media during the Brexit debate in 2016. Looking at our archive of Twitter conversation we find that (1) the Russian Twitter accounts shared to the public, contributed relatively little […]