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NSF EAGER award to study how people use bots to manipulate people
Grants / Research

NSF EAGER award to study how people use bots to manipulate people

Political bots are manipulating public opinion over major social networking applications like Facebook and Twitter. This EAGER award enables a new team of social and information scientists to investigate the impact of automated scripts—commonly called bots—on social media. We will study both the bot scripts and the people making such […]

Reviews: State Power 2.0
Book Reviews / Books / Publications

Reviews: State Power 2.0

These are reviews of my edited collection State Power 2.0: “Interest in how governments use, manipulate, or even shut down the internet in the service of state power has been growing at a fever pitch. This collection provides an insightful framework for understanding these dynamics as well as an impressive […]

In The News / Interviewed / Video

Caged Cairo: Where Journalism is a Crime

Contributed to documentary on arrested journalists in Egypt.

In The News / Interviewed

Hamas and Israel Step up Cyber Battle for Hearts and Minds

Contributed to BBC story on the use of social media for propaganda war. Philip Howard, professor of communication at Central European University and University of Washington, says Hamas and the IDF both know that they have a wide audience, but that the bulk of their online followers come from overseas. […]