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These are the Droids You’re Looking For:  Bots as a Tool For Journalism
Commentary Essays / Other Public Writing

These are the Droids You’re Looking For: Bots as a Tool For Journalism

This originally appeared as “These are the Droids You’re Looking For:  Bots as a Tool For Journalism” by Samuel Woolley and Phil Howard on the National Endowment for Democracy’s Center for International Media Assistance Blog.   In today’s data-saturated world journalists often struggle to report on many, if not most, of the […]

Video:  IdeaDrop at SXSW 2016
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Video: IdeaDrop at SXSW 2016

Phil Howard visited the Knight Foundation’s IdeaDrop house at SXSW 2016 to talk about his new book. How the Internet of Things Can Set Us Free (Maybe) from Idea Drop & ER&L on Vimeo.

Prezi:  Campaign Bots & The Law
Conferences / Presentations

Prezi: Campaign Bots & The Law

Here is an interactive Prezi on our recent paper “Campaign Bots & The Law”, authored by Ryan Calo, Lisa Manheim, Sam Woolley and Phil Howard.  We presented this at the Yale Information Society Project’s “Unlocking the Black Box” conference, and we identify the ways in which bots, when used by […]

Idea to retire: A closed-platform Internet of Things
Commentary Essays / Other Public Writing

Idea to retire: A closed-platform Internet of Things

This appeared as “Idea to retire: A closed-platform Internet of Things” on the Brookings Institution’s TechTank blog. The Internet has gone through a major demographic transition: in the year 2015, the number of devices connected by the Internet surpassed the number of people connected by the Internet. Public policy makers need […]