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How social media filter bubbles and algorithms influence the election
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How social media filter bubbles and algorithms influence the election

Our research and insight was featured extensively in a Guardian article about the 2017 UK General Election. ‘One of the most powerful players in the British election is also one of the most opaque. With just over two weeks to go until voters go to the polls, there are two […]

Fake News is as Widely Shared as the Real Thing
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Fake News is as Widely Shared as the Real Thing

Our research into the 2016 US election was covered in a Financial Times story on hyperpartisan news. Nearly a quarter of web content shared on Twitter by users in the battleground state of Michigan during the final days of last year’s US election campaign was so-called fake news, according to […]

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 […]