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European Research Council
Policy Papers / Publications

Junk News and Bots during the French Presidential Election (Round I)

Computational propaganda distributes large amounts of misinformation about politics and public policy over social media platforms. The combination of automation and propaganda can significantly impact public opinion during important policy debates, elections, and political crises. We collected Twitter data on bot activity and junk news using a set of hashtags […]

Review: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities
Book Reviews / Books

Review: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

Donica, John. Review of Pax Technica by Philip N. Howard. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (2017): 32(2), pp. 455–457, DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqx019. Perhaps Howard’s prescriptions for what we can do to keep the Internet of Things from locking us up are a bit too upbeat and might be out of the […]

European Research Council
Policy Papers / Publications

Junk News and Bots during the German Federal Presidency Election: What Were German Voters Sharing Over Twitter?

Computational propaganda distributes large amounts of misinformation about politics and public policy over social media platforms. The combination of automation and propaganda can significantly impact public opinion during important policy debates, elections, and political crises. We collected data on bot activity and junk news using a set of hashtags related […]

Fake News is as Widely Shared as the Real Thing
In The News

Fake News is as Widely Shared as the Real Thing

Our research into the 2016 US election was covered in a Financial Times story on hyperpartisan news. Nearly a quarter of web content shared on Twitter by users in the battleground state of Michigan during the final days of last year’s US election campaign was so-called fake news, according to […]