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Pax Technica

Should we fear or welcome the internet’s evolution? The “internet of things” is the rapidly growing[...]

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State Power 2.0

Digital media and online social networking applications have changed the way in which dissent is organized[...]

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Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring

Did digital media really “cause” the Arab Spring, or is it an important factor of the[...]

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Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

Around the developing world, political leaders face a dilemma: the very information and communication technologies that[...]

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Data memo

Troops, Trolls and Troublemakers: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation

Cyber troops are government, military or political party teams committed to manipulating public opinion over social[...]

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Topics Hackers Social Media

Academic article

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

The Russian Internet Research Agency’s (IRA) online interference campaign in the 2016 U.S. presidential election represents[...]

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Topics Social Media

Academic article

Balancing Product Reviews, Traffic Targets, and Industry Criticism: UK Technology Journalism in Practice

Despite growing expectations that technology journalists serve as critical watchdogs of the technology industry, technology journalism[...]

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Topics Computational Social Science

Academic article

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

Social media is an important source of news and information in the United States. But during[...]

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Topics Computational Propaganda Social Media

Academic article

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

Voters increasingly rely on social media for news and information about politics. But increasingly, social media[...]

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Topics Computational Propaganda Elections Governance Social Media

Data memo

News and Political Information Consumption in Brazil: Mapping the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Election on Twitter

In Brazil, there are rising concerns over computational propaganda and the political polarization it may cause.[...]

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Topics Elections Governance Social Media

Data memo

News and Political Information Consumption in Sweden: Mapping the 2018 Swedish General Election on Twitter

In Sweden, concerns over misinformation and computational propaganda and their effect on the democratic process are[...]

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Topics Elections Social Media

Academic articleData memo

News and Political Information Consumption in Mexico: Mapping the 2018 Mexican Presidential Election on Twitter and Facebook

In Mexico, there are rising concerns over computational propaganda and the political polarization it may cause.[...]

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Topics Elections Governance Social Media

Academic article

Chinese computational propaganda: automation, algorithms and the manipulation of information about Chinese politics on Twitter and Weibo

A 2016 review of literature about automation, algorithms and politics identified China as the foremost area[...]

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Topics Computational Propaganda Social Media

Data memo

Polarization, Partisanship and Junk News Consumption over Social Media in the US

What kinds of social media users read junk news? We examine the distribution of the most[...]

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Topics Governance Social Media

Academic article

Computational Propaganda and Political Big Data: Moving Toward a More Critical Research Agenda

Computational propaganda has recently exploded into public consciousness. The U.S. presidential campaign of 2016 was marred[...]

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Topics Computational Propaganda

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