The Computational Propaganda Project

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

These ‘bots’ could sway the Brexit vote

Automated social media accounts are being used by both sides in the Brexit debate, a new report shows, with some experts fearing that a sudden surge in activity by the “bots” could influence the referendum vote.

Researchers from Oxford University and Budapest’s Corvinus University have found that bots are playing a “small but strategic role” in the social media conversation around Britain’s referendum on European Union (EU) membership, the report released Monday explained.

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Phil Howard Phil Howard • 22nd June 2016


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