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Oxford profs tell Twitter, Facebook to take action against political bots
In The News / News Feature

Oxford profs tell Twitter, Facebook to take action against political bots

Our case study series on Computational Propaganda worldwide was covered in the Register. A team led by professors at the Oxford Internet Institute analysed tens of millions of posts on seven social media platforms in nine countries, including the US, Russia and Germany, during elections and political crises. They were […]

Computational Propaganda Worldwide: Executive Summary
Policy Papers / Publications

Computational Propaganda Worldwide: Executive Summary

The Computational Propaganda Research Project at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, has researched the use of social media for public opinion manipulation. The team involved 12 researchers across nine countries who, altogether, interviewed 65 experts, analyzed tens of millions posts on seven different social media platforms during scores […]

Review: Journal of Communication
Book Reviews / Books

Review: Journal of Communication

Rossini, Patricia. Review of Pax Technica by Philip N. Howard. Journal of Communication 67(3). (2017): E4-5. DOI: 10.1111/jcom.12303. What are the political, social, and economic consequences of the ever-growing number of devices connected to the Internet—from computers and cellphones to refrigerators and heating systems—that increasingly surround our everyday lives? This is […]

Video:  Is Social Media Killing Democracy? Computational Propaganda, Algorithms, Automation and Public Life
Presentations / Video

Video: Is Social Media Killing Democracy? Computational Propaganda, Algorithms, Automation and Public Life

The Oxford Internet Institute presents Professor Philip Howard’s Inaugural Lecture. The design and implementation of social media platforms has put several advanced democracies into a kind of democratic deficit. First, social algorithms allow fake news stories from untrustworthy sources to spread like wildfire over networks of family and friends. Second, […]