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Phil Howard Provides Testimony for Senate Intelligence Committee

2018-08-03T17:05:27+00:00August 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+00:00December 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. ...

Coverage: Russia’s IRA and American Political Polarization

2019-01-15T15:49:46+00:00December 19th, 2018|In the News, Press|

The team's research on the IRA and political polarization in the United States has been widely covered, including in the following: The Washington Post: New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation’s scale and sweep A report prepared for the Senate that provides the ...

The IRA and Political Polarization in the United States

2019-01-23T14:51:27+00:00December 17th, 2018|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) launched an extended attack on the United States by using computational propaganda to misinform and polarize US voters. This report provides the first major analysis of this attack based on data provided by social media firms to the Senate Select ...

Climate Change Consensus and Skepticism: Mapping Climate Change Dialogue on Twitter and Facebook

2018-11-28T08:57:18+00:00November 28th, 2018|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Concerns are growing about the polarization of the climate change debate. Despite broad consensus among scientists that climate change is both occurring and anthropogenic, a vocal movement expresses skepticism about the validity of the scientific consensus. In this data memo, we analyze the climate change ...