ComProp Awarded 2017 Democracy Award by NDI

I am delighted to share the good news that the OII’s Project on Computational Propaganda was awarded the National Democratic Institute’s “Democracy Award” on November 2nd.

Every year the NDI recognizes organizations that have demonstrated a deep and abiding commitment to democracy and human rights. This year, NDI honored the Oxford Internet Institute and the Project on Computational Propaganda for its research on the front lines of fighting the global challenge of disinformation and false news.

This is the first time that a University has won the award.

The NDI awarded the Oxford Internet Institute at the annual Democracy Dinner, held November 2nd in Washington, DC. In addition, Senator Chris Murphy provided a perspective from the U.S. Congress on this important topic and efforts that are being taken to counter disinformation. Past awardees include Vaclav Havel, Aung San Suu Kyi, Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Please find more information about the award here:

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