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10 Things you wish you didn’t know about elections (and what to do about them)
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10 Things you wish you didn’t know about elections (and what to do about them)

In March 2017, I spoke spoke at an event hosted by the University’s Social Science Division to highlight projects across Oxford that are receiving ERC funding. Professor Roger Goodman, Head of the Social Sciences Division hosted the event, which marked the 10th anniversary of the ERC, and celebrated the researchers […]

Video: Ten things you wish you didn’t know about elections (and what to do about them)
Presentations / Video

Video: Ten things you wish you didn’t know about elections (and what to do about them)

In this talk, Prof Phil Howard explains how we are targeted and manipulated by social media and bots trying to influence voter behaviour. Since 2012, Professor Howard and team have been investigating the use of algorithms, automation and computational propaganda in public life. Political bots are manipulating public opinion over major […]

Beware the Brexit bots: The Twitter spam out to swing your vote
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Beware the Brexit bots: The Twitter spam out to swing your vote

Our work on Brexit Bots was featured in “Beware the Brexit bots: The Twitter spam out to swing your vote” on the website for the New Scientist: Watch out for the ballot bots. As the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union draws near, researchers are increasingly concerned about automated social […]

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These ‘bots’ could sway the Brexit vote

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 […]