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Preconference Call for Papers:  Algorithms, Automation and Politics
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Preconference Call for Papers: Algorithms, Automation and Politics

The international Politicalbots.org team will be meeting in Fukuoka, Japan in June 2016.  We invite other researchers who plan to come to the International Communications Association meetings to join us for a preconference on “Algorithms, Automation and Politics.”  The event details are here, and all of this is mirrored on […]

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Disruptive Innovation Festival

In this session at the Disruptive Innovation Festival, Phil Howard, author of “Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up”, and Sophie Hackford from Wired Consulting, will debate the value of the IoT and the privacy concerns that arise. They will discuss how […]

Globe and Mail: How the EU could build a volunteer force to help refugees
Globe and Mail / In The News / Op Eds

Globe and Mail: How the EU could build a volunteer force to help refugees

(This originally appeared in the Globe and Mail as “How the EU could build a volunteer force to help refugees” on September 17th 2015.) Despite the complexity of the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Hungary, the country’s government is trying a simple solution this week: implementing new laws that give more […]

Twitter Needs a “Terms of Sharing”
Commentary Essays / Other Public Writing

Twitter Needs a “Terms of Sharing”

This appeared as “Twitter Needs a Terms of Sharing” on Medium. Recently, some colleagues (wonderful team of @MCForelle, @saiphchen, @andresmh) and I came together to study the impact of bots on political life in Venezuela. There have been multiple stories over the years about the government there using automated scripts […]