Publications

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 […]

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 […]