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Phil Howard Provides Testimony for Senate Intelligence Committee

2018-08-03T17:05:27+01:00August 2nd, 2018|Impact, In the News, Presentations & Talks|

ComProp Principal Investigator, Professor Phil Howard, was in DC this week providing testimony for the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The submitted written testimony, "Foreign Influence on Social Media Platforms: Perspectives from Third Party Social Media Experts" can be viewed online, along with a recording ...

Philip N. Howard

2018-03-06T13:17:50+01:00December 16th, 2014|

Philip N. Howard is the team's principal investigator. A professor and writer, he has written numerous empirical research articles, and published in a number of disciplines, on the use of digital media for both civic engagement and social control in countries around the world. ...

Junk News during the EU Parliamentary Elections

2019-05-21T07:07:34+01:00May 21st, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Access to accurate information about politics and electoral processes is critical to the health of democratic systems. With this in mind, this data memo examines the quality and quantity of political news and information that social media users were sharing across seven European languages (English, ...

News and Information over Facebook and WhatsApp during the Indian Election Campaign

2019-05-13T11:13:05+01:00May 13th, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Social media platforms have become an important source of political news and information for voters in India’s national election. To evaluate the quality of sources and images being shared, we examine the patterns of content circulation on Facebook and WhatsApp with a large sample of ...

New York Times Opinion: A Way to Detect the Next Russian Misinformation Campaign

2019-04-04T18:15:21+01:00April 4th, 2019|In the News, Press|

ComProp Director Phil Howard argues in the New York Times that tech platforms should be required to publish a public archive of all ads to prevent and expose misinformation campaigns in the future. Research has found that the most polarizing Facebook ad content comes from political ...