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Preconference Call for Papers:  Algorithms, Automation and Politics
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Preconference Call for Papers: Algorithms, Automation and Politics

The international Politicalbots.org team will be meeting in Fukuoka, Japan in June 2016.  We invite other researchers who plan to come to the International Communications Association meetings to join us for a preconference on “Algorithms, Automation and Politics.”  The event details are here, and all of this is mirrored on […]

CBC:  How Politicians Use Bots to Manipulate the Public
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CBC: How Politicians Use Bots to Manipulate the Public

The CBC radio show Spark did an episode about the political bots project. Phil Howard studies political bots — social media accounts designed to influence public opinion — and the coders and governments who run them.

Video:  Talk at Penn Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism Workshop
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Video: Talk at Penn Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism Workshop

A video of my talk at the Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism at the University of Pennsylvania.  

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Disruptive Innovation Festival

In this session at the Disruptive Innovation Festival, Phil Howard, author of “Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up”, and Sophie Hackford from Wired Consulting, will debate the value of the IoT and the privacy concerns that arise. They will discuss how […]