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Elizabeth Dubois

2018-10-13T14:19:58+00:00January 15th, 2016|

Elizabeth is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication, University of Ottawa. Her work is designed to understand how technology may be leveraged to increase democratic accountability and engagement. Collaborating with non-profit organizations, technology companies, journalists and academics internationally, her work is action oriented. ...

Computational Propaganda in Canada: The Use of Political Bots

2017-06-19T08:30:29+00:00June 19th, 2017|Working Papers & Data Memos|

As part of our new country case study series, project members Fenwick McKelvey and Elizabeth Dubois investigated the use of political bots in Canada. Are bots active in Canada? Yes. Are they influential? Maybe. Using a combination of quantitative social media analysis, content analysis of ...

IJOC: Keeping Ottawa Honest—One Tweet at a Time? Politicians, Journalists, Wikipedians and Their Twitter Bots

2016-10-14T05:22:50+00:00October 14th, 2016|Academic Articles, Journal Special Issues|

WikiEdits bots are a class of Twitter bot that announce edits made by Wikipedia users editing under government IP addresses, with the goal of making government editing activities more transparent. This article examines the characteristics and impact of transparency bots, bots that make visible the ...