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Academic Articles / Publications

Sourcing and Automation of Political News and Information over Social Media in the United States, 2016-2018

Abstract Social media is an important source of news and information in the United States. But during the 2016 US presidential election, social media platforms emerged as a breeding ground for influence campaigns, conspiracy, and alternative media. Anecdotally, the nature of political news and information evolved over time, but political […]

Academic Articles / Publications

Sourcing and Automation of Political News and Information During Three European Elections

Abstract Voters increasingly rely on social media for news and information about politics. But increasingly, social media has emerged as a fertile soil for deliberately produced misinformation campaigns, conspiracy, and extremist alternative media. How does the sourcing of political news and information define contemporary political communication in different countries in […]

Book Chapter / Publications

Democratic Futures and the Internet of Things: How Information Infrastructure Will Become a Political Constitution

Constitutions are collections of codified traditions and conventions that provide structure for political life. Good constitutions enunciate a governance system and define the relationships between and among citizens and political actors. In the years ahead, the Internet of Things (IoT), made up of billions of devices with small sensors, will […]

In The News / Interviewed

BBC World Service Interview

I was interviewed by the BBC World Service for their Global News Podcast, Report says millions of American voters were exposed to Russian social media propaganda, which aired on 17 December 2018. The interview concerned the Computational Propaganda Project’s latest report on the impact of Russia’s IRA on American political […]