We define big data as large amounts of information, collected about many people, over multiple devices. We define critical big data research as efforts to demonstrate how flaws—ethical or methodological—in the collection and use and of big have implications for social inequality. There are many critical and creative big data research […]
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Our paper on Brexit Bots was featured in “These ‘bots’ could sway the Brexit vote” on CNBC: Automated social media accounts are being used by both sides in the Brexit debate, a new report shows, with some experts fearing that a sudden surge in activity by the “bots” could influence the […]
This originally appeared as “These are the Droids You’re Looking For: Bots as a Tool For Journalism” by Samuel Woolley and Phil Howard in the May 2016 issue of Wired Magazine. DONALD TRUMP UNDERSTANDS minority communities. Just ask Pepe Luis Lopez, Francisco Palma, and Alberto Contreras. These guys are […]
Here is an interactive Prezi about how the special collaborations within our project are going. We are tackling some important research questions, but doing so as a parity-based team of computer and social scientists.