This appeared as “Idea to retire: A closed-platform Internet of Things” on the Brookings Institution’s TechTank blog. The Internet has gone through a major demographic transition: in the year 2015, the number of devices connected by the Internet surpassed the number of people connected by the Internet. Public policy makers need […]
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Helped with a Washington Post story on how social media is used by radical libertarians in the US. Howard, who teaches communications at the University of Washington and Oxford University, noted that social media is a critical tool for protest movements, allowing groups such as the Oregon occupiers to build communities and reach people […]
The international Politicalbots.org team will be meeting in Fukuoka, Japan in June 2016. We invite other researchers who plan to come to the International Communications Association meetings to join us for a preconference on “Algorithms, Automation and Politics.” The event details are here, and all of this is mirrored on […]