Grants / Research

Trusted Innovation – Junk Science, Fake News, and Public Understanding of Artificial Intelligence and Climate Change

In some key domains of public life there appears to be coordinated efforts to ruin the reputation of science and innovation. Scientists now protest in the streets just to get policymakers to embrace evidence-based policy making. Long-held consensus on the causes and consequences of climate change, tobacco-induced cancers, and value […]

Grants / Presentations / Research

Prezi: About the COMPROP Project

Here is an interactive Prezi describing the goals, work plan and initial findings of the Computational Propaganda Research Project.

Grants / Research

NSF EAGER award to study how people use bots to manipulate people

Political bots are manipulating public opinion over major social networking applications like Facebook and Twitter. This EAGER award enables a new team of social and information scientists to investigate the impact of automated scripts—commonly called bots—on social media. We will study both the bot scripts and the people making such […]