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Russian Involvement and Junk News during Brexit
Policy Papers / Publications

Russian Involvement and Junk News during Brexit

  Several prominent UK politicians are concerned about the role of Russian troll and bot accounts in public conversation over social media during the Brexit debate in 2016. Looking at our archive of Twitter conversation we find that (1) the Russian Twitter accounts shared to the public, contributed relatively little […]

Foreign Policy’s 2017 Global Thinkers
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Foreign Policy’s 2017 Global Thinkers

I am honoured to have recently been named to Foreign Policy’s 2017 list of Global Thinkers, along with Alice Marwick from UNC/Data & Society. The magazine published a profile, available here, which highlights the ongoing work of the project into media manipulation and computational propaganda. Howard heads the Computational Propaganda […]

10 Things you wish you didn’t know about elections (and what to do about them)
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10 Things you wish you didn’t know about elections (and what to do about them)

In March 2017, I spoke spoke at an event hosted by the University’s Social Science Division to highlight projects across Oxford that are receiving ERC funding. Professor Roger Goodman, Head of the Social Sciences Division hosted the event, which marked the 10th anniversary of the ERC, and celebrated the researchers […]

ComProp Awarded 2017 Democracy Award by NDI
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ComProp Awarded 2017 Democracy Award by NDI

I am delighted to share the good news that the OII’s Project on Computational Propaganda was awarded the National Democratic Institute’s “Democracy Award” on November 2nd. Every year the NDI recognizes organizations that have demonstrated a deep and abiding commitment to democracy and human rights. This year, NDI honored the Oxford Internet […]