Post Tagged with: "United States"

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 […]

Book Chapter / Publications

Computational Propaganda in Europe, the U.S., and China

Book Chapter in Drums: Distortions, Rumours, Untruths, Misinformation, And Smears Evolving from these religious origins, traditional forms of state-produced propaganda reached their zenith in the early 1900s. Between the First World War and the end of the Cold War, all of the major world powers used propaganda to solidify domestic […]

Commentary Essays / In The News / Washington Post

Washington Post: Facebook could tell us how Russia interfered in our elections. Why won’t it?

This originally appeared as Facebook could tell us how Russia interfered in our elections. Why won’t it? and was written by my collaborator Robert Gorwa and I. This month, one of the most important intelligence documents about Russian interference in the U.S. election emerged. But it didn’t come from the National […]

Conferences / Presentations

Prezi: Campaign Bots & The Law

Here is an interactive Prezi on our recent paper “Campaign Bots & The Law”, authored by Ryan Calo, Lisa Manheim, Sam Woolley and Phil Howard.  We presented this at the Yale Information Society Project’s “Unlocking the Black Box” conference, and we identify the ways in which bots, when used by […]