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Pro-Clinton bots ‘fought back but outnumbered in second debate’
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Pro-Clinton bots ‘fought back but outnumbered in second debate’

Helped with a BBC story on the battles between candidate bots. The suspected bot accounts tweeted more than 1.7 million times on the days of the debates and the next three days.┬áThe study warns they might “polarise” online debate and “muddy” issues. The work was led by Prof Philip Howard, […]

Trump’s Twitter debate lead was ‘swelled by bots’
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Trump’s Twitter debate lead was ‘swelled by bots’

Our research on highly automated Twitter account activity during the first U.S. Presidential debate was covered for the BBC Online by Shiroma Silva in “Trump’s Twitter debate lead was ‘swelled by bots.” More than four times as many tweets were made by automated accounts in favour of Donald Trump around […]

Research Featured on BBC Click
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Research Featured on BBC Click

Our research was featured in a segment of the BBC show Click, about the role of social media bots in modern political communication.

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Hamas and Israel Step up Cyber Battle for Hearts and Minds

Contributed to BBC story on the use of social media for propaganda war. Philip Howard, professor of communication at Central European University and University of Washington, says Hamas and the IDF both know that they have a wide audience, but that the bulk of their online followers come from overseas. […]