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Polarization, Partisanship and Junk News Consumption over Social Media in the US
Policy Papers / Publications

Polarization, Partisanship and Junk News Consumption over Social Media in the US

What kinds of social media users read junk news? We examine the distribution of the most significant sources of junk news in the three months before President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address. Drawing on a list of sources that consistently publish political news and information that is […]

Computational Propaganda and Political Big Data: Moving Toward a More Critical Research Agenda
Academic Articles / Publications

Computational Propaganda and Political Big Data: Moving Toward a More Critical Research Agenda

  Computational propaganda has recently exploded into public consciousness. The U.S. presidential campaign of 2016 was marred by evidence, which continues to emerge, of targeted political propaganda and the use of bots to distribute political messages on social media. This computational propaganda is both a social and technical phenomenon. Technical […]

Review:  New York Times
Books / In The News / News Feature

Review: New York Times

Ideas from the Pax Technica used in this review essay by Roger Cohen in the New York Times: One stab at defining such an invisible force that I find persuasive has been offered by Philip Howard, a professor of Internet Studies at Oxford University. He has coined the term “Pax […]

Review:  Financial Times
Book Reviews / In The News / News Feature

Review: Financial Times

An extensive opinion essay on the pax technica by John Thornhill in FT: Is this internet of things going to set us free or lock us up? That question is the subtitle of a book called Pax Technica by Philip Howard, a professor at the Oxford Internet Institute. It was […]