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Oxford profs tell Twitter, Facebook to take action against political bots
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Oxford profs tell Twitter, Facebook to take action against political bots

Our case study series on Computational Propaganda worldwide was covered in the Register. A team led by professors at the Oxford Internet Institute analysed tens of millions of posts on seven social media platforms in nine countries, including the US, Russia and Germany, during elections and political crises. They were […]

Washington Post:  Facebook could tell us how Russia interfered in our elections. Why won’t it?
Commentary Essays / In The News / Washington Post

Washington Post: Facebook could tell us how Russia interfered in our elections. Why won’t it?

This originally appeared as Facebook could tell us how Russia interfered in our elections. Why won’t it? and was written by my collaborator Robert Gorwa and I. This month, one of the most important intelligence documents about Russian interference in the U.S. election emerged. But it didn’t come from the National […]

‘Bots’ spam FCC website over proposed net neutrality reversal
In The News

‘Bots’ spam FCC website over proposed net neutrality reversal

I contributed to this BBC story on the public consultation for Net Neutrality legislation in the US. Bots appear to be spamming a US regulator’s website over a proposed reversal of net neutrality rules, researchers have said. “Net neutrality is such a hot-button issue and it’s one of the few […]

How fake news becomes a popular, trending topic
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How fake news becomes a popular, trending topic

I was interviewed for a 60 Minutes investigation on ‘fake news’ and disinformation, which featured the COMPROP team’s research. Phil Howard leads the Internet Institute at the University of Oxford which examines misinformation on social media. They’ve analyzed web traffic in the days before the election in the swing state […]