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Vlad Barash

2019-01-04T20:19:59+00:00January 10th, 2016|

Vladimir Barash is Science Director at Graphika. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University, where he studied Information Science and wrote his thesis on the flow of rumors and virally marketed products through social networks. At Graphika, Vladimir oversees research into social network analysis and ...

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 ...

News and Political Information Consumption in Brazil: Mapping the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Election on Twitter

2018-10-05T13:55:24+00:00October 5th, 2018|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Abstract In Brazil, there are rising concerns over computational propaganda and the political polarization it may cause. In this data memo, we analyze data about political news and information shared over Twitter in the period leading up to the 2018 Brazilian presidential election. We find ...

News and Political Information Consumption in Mexico: Mapping the 2018 Mexican Presidential Election on Twitter and Facebook

2018-06-29T18:06:36+00:00June 29th, 2018|Working Papers & Data Memos|

In Mexico, there are rising concerns over computational propaganda and the political polarization it may cause. In this data memo, we analyze data about political news and information shared over Twitter and Facebook in the period leading up to the 2018 Mexican presidential election. We ...

Coverage: Polarization, Partisanship, and Junk News

2018-02-15T09:52:50+00:00February 11th, 2018|In the News|

The latest data memo by Vidya Narayanan, Vlad Barash, John Kelly, Bence Kollanyi, Lisa-Maria Neudert, and Phil Howard received extensive international coverage, including: The Guardian Washington Post Financial Times Newsweek McClatchy Mother Jones The Independent Toronto Star The Week Huffington Post Psychology Today   It also kicked ...

Polarization, Partisanship and Junk News Consumption over Social Media in the US

2018-07-29T21:34:50+00:00February 6th, 2018|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

What kinds of social media users read junk news? We examine the distribution of the most significant sources of junk news in the three months before President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address. Drawing on a list of sources that consistently publish political ...

Junk News on Military Affairs and National Security

2018-07-29T21:36:24+00:00October 9th, 2017|Working Papers & Data Memos|

Social media provides political news and information for both active duty military personnel and veterans. We analyze the subgroups of Twitter and Facebook users who spend time consuming junk news from websites that target US military personnel and veterans with conspiracy theories, misinformation, and other ...

Data

2019-01-23T15:25:52+00:00September 4th, 2017|

Our research articles, working papers and data memos involve several kinds of data sets. We are currently rolling out replication data for our papers and research memos. 2016 Philip N. Howard, and Bence Kollanyi. “Bots, #Strongerin, and #Brexit: Computational Propaganda during the UK-EU Referendum.” Working Paper ...