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Computational Propaganda

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Facebook and Twitter are being used to manipulate public opinion – report

Our case study series on computational propaganda worldwide was featured in the Guardian

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Topics Computational Propaganda Social Media

Op ed · OCT 2017

Social media companies must respond to the sinister reality behind fake news

The Guardian

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Topics Computational Propaganda

Op ed · Jan 2022

What’s Stunning about the Misinformation Trend — and How to Fix it

CNN

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Topics Computational Propaganda

Op ed · Feb 2021

To Quash Disinformation, Researchers Must Work With Journalists

Wired

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Topics Computational Propaganda Political Communication

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

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

Interview

BBC World Service

I was interviewed by the BBC World Service for their Global News Podcast, Report says millions of[...]

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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

News feature · FEB 2018

Hard right dominates use of fake US news, Oxford study finds.

The Financial Times

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Topics Computational Propaganda

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

News feature · OCT 2017

Russian propaganda engaged U.S. vets, troops on Twitter and Facebook, study finds

McClatchy

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Topics Computational Propaganda

News feature · OCT 2017

Russian operatives used Twitter and Facebook to target veterans and military personnel, study says

The Washington Post

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Topics Computational Propaganda

Data memo

Junk News on Military Affairs and National Security

Social media provides political news and information for both active duty military personnel and veterans. We[...]

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Topics Computational Propaganda Governance Social Media

News feature

Propaganda flowed heavily into battleground states around election, study says

Our latest research into polarizing information shared in the lead up to the 2016 US election was[...]

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Topics Computational Propaganda

Rightwing populist AfD dominates German Twitter, new study shows

Research by myself and my colleagues at the COMPROP team on the 2017 German election was covered[...]

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