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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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Castells And The Media

One of the most prolific and respected scholars today, Manuel Castells has given us a new[...]

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New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen

The political campaign is one of the most important organizations in a democracy, and whether issue-[...]

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Society Online: The Internet In Context

Within the developed world, much of society experiences political, economic, and cultural life through a set[...]

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Working paper

Global Attitudes Towards AI, Machine Learning & Automated Decision Making

Implications for Involving Artificial Intelligence in Public Service and Good Governance How do people perceive the[...]

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Topics Computational Social Science

Academic article

“Anything that Causes Chaos”: The Organizational Behavior of Russia Today (RT)

RT (formerly, Russia Today) is one of the most important organizations in the global political economy[...]

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Topics Political Economy of Media

Academic article

What to expect when you’re expecting robots: Futures, expectations, and pseudo-artificial general intelligence in UK news

Drawing on scholarship in journalism studies and the sociology of expectations, this article demonstrates how news[...]

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Topics Computational Propaganda

Working paper

Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation

 The manipulation of public opinion over social media platforms has emerged as a critical threat to[...]

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Topics Governance 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

Data memo

Computational Propaganda Worldwide: Executive Summary

The Computational Propaganda Research Project at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, has researched the[...]

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Topics Computational Propaganda Social Media

Working paper

Turning Dirt Roads into Information Highways

As we analyze the use of the concept of internet diffusion found in economics, political science,[...]

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Topics Digital Divide

Working paper

Does Social Media Make a Difference in Election Campaigns? Digital Dividends in Brazil’s 2010 National Elections

Over the past decade, digital and mobile media have significantly changed the system of political communication[...]

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Topics Civic Engagement Elections Political Communication Social Media

Data set

Are There Countries Whose Situations Worsened with the Arrival of the Internet?

(This post originally appeared on Freedom To Tinker, after @evgenymorozov tweeted that he would want help with a graph[...]

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Topics Governance

Working paper

Opening Closed Regimes: What Was the Role of Social Media During the Arab Spring?

After analyzing over 3 million tweets, gigabytes of YouTube content and thousands of blog posts, a[...]

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Topics Arab Spring Social Media

Academic article

Information Technologies and Omnivorous News Diets Over Three U.S. Presidential Elections

Technology convergence and rising expectations for interactivity have had a significant impact on the news diets[...]

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Topics Elections

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