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Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media
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Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

Our research on automation and the US election was covered in a Guardian story on Trump’s digital operations. The war of the bots is one of the wilder and weirder aspects of the elections of 2016. At the Oxford Internet Institute’s Unit for Computational Propaganda, its director, Phil Howard, and […]

Trump, Putin and the New Cold War
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Trump, Putin and the New Cold War

Our research on the US election was featured in a New Yorker story on Trump’s digital campaign and Russia ties.  A study led by Philip N. Howard, a specialist in Internet studies at Oxford University, found that, during the second debate of the general election, automated Twitter accounts, known as […]

Pizza, politics and pure fiction: the rise of fake news
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Pizza, politics and pure fiction: the rise of fake news

Our research was featured in an article about fake news published in The Telegraph. Intended fake news sites, according to Philip Howard, a professor at Oxford university’s internet institute, are split between the purely ideological and those driven by cash – hoping to maximise clicks on their link or site […]

Children watch their mother vote during the U.S. general election in Greenville, North Carolina, U.S. on November 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Drake
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Reuters: Facebook and Twitter’s real sin goes beyond spreading fake news

(This originally appeared as Facebook and Twitter’s real sin goes beyond spreading fake news.) Social media companies are taking heat for influencing the outcomes of the U.S. presidential election and Brexit referendum by allowing fake news, misinformation campaigns and hate speech to spread. But Facebook and Twitter’s real sin was […]