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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 […]

Political Bots and the Manipulation of Public Opinion in Venezuela
Academic Articles / Publications

Political Bots and the Manipulation of Public Opinion in Venezuela

Social and political bots have a small but strategic role in Venezuelan political conversations. These automated scripts generate content through social media platforms and then interact with people. In this preliminary study on the use of political bots in Venezuela, we analyze the tweeting, following and retweeting patterns for the […]