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Wired: To Quash Disinformation, Researchers Must Work With Journalists Wired: To Quash Disinformation, Researchers Must Work With Journalists
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Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation
Commentary Essays

Wired: To Quash Disinformation, Researchers Must Work With Journalists

This originally appeared as “To Quash Disinformation, Researchers Must Work With Journalists” in February 2021 in Wired. Exposing and fighting the problem requires drawing from reporters’ resources and reach.

Books

Lie Machines

Artificially intelligent “bot” accounts bolster or berate politicians on Twitter. Conspiracy theorists publish junk news sites to promote their bunk. Campaigners create fake dating profiles to attract young voters. In Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives (May 19, 2020 publication date), author […]

Academic Articles

“Anything that Causes Chaos”: The Organizational Behavior of Russia Today (RT)

Authors: Mona Elswah, Philip N Howard RT (formerly, Russia Today) is one of the most important organizations in the global political economy of disinformation. It is the most richly funded, well-staffed, formal organization in the world producing, disseminating, and marketing news in the service of the Kremlin. It is an […]

Policy Papers

Global Attitudes Towards AI, Machine Learning & Automated Decision Making

Implications for Involving Artificial Intelligence in Public Service and Good Governance Authors: Lisa-Maria Neudert, Aleksi Knuutila, Philip N. Howard How do people perceive the risks of using AI (Artificial Intelligence) and machine learning tools in decision making? Using survey data from a sample of 154,195 respondents in 142 countries, we […]

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Policy Papers / Professional / Publications

Global Attitudes Towards AI, Machine Learning & Automated Decision Making

Implications for Involving Artificial Intelligence in Public Service and Good Governance Authors: Lisa-Maria Neudert, Aleksi Knuutila, Philip N. Howard How do people perceive the risks of using AI (Artificial Intelligence) and machine learning tools in decision making? Using survey data from a sample of 154,195 respondents in 142 countries, we […]

Academic Articles / Publications

“Anything that Causes Chaos”: The Organizational Behavior of Russia Today (RT)

Authors: Mona Elswah, Philip N Howard RT (formerly, Russia Today) is one of the most important organizations in the global political economy of disinformation. It is the most richly funded, well-staffed, formal organization in the world producing, disseminating, and marketing news in the service of the Kremlin. It is an […]

Professional / Publications

Covid-Related Misinformation on YouTube

The Spread of Misinformation Videos on Social Media and the Effectiveness of Platform Policies Authors: Aleksi Knuutila, Aliaksandr Herasimenka, Hubert Au, Jonathan Bright, Rasmus Nielsen, Philip N. Howard For this memo, we identified all Covid-related videos which circulated on social media, but which YouTube eventually removed because they contained false […]

Academic Articles / Publications

Predicting Engagement with the Internet Research Agency’s Facebook and Instagram Campaigns around the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Authors: Dimitra Liotsiou, Bharath Ganesh, Philip N Howard Abstract The Russian Internet Research Agency’s (IRA) online interference campaign in the 2016 U.S. presidential election represents a turning point in the trajectory of democratic elections in the digital age. What can we learn about how the IRA engages U.S. audiences, ahead […]