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A $1 Million Fight Against Hillary Clinton’s Online Trolls

Helped with a story on the Atlantic about Hillary Clinton’s response to online trolling. “A lot of digital campaign strategy is experimental and run for fear of losing,” Phil Howard, a professor at the Oxford Internet Institute said. “No one wants to be the team who lost because they didn’t try […]

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
Video

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 […]