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Samuel Woolley

2018-06-11T09:19:58+00:00December 16th, 2016|

Sam is  the director of the Digital Intelligence Lab at the Institute for the Future. He previously served as Director of Research for the Computational Propaganda Project, and remains involved as an affiliated researcher. Sam is also a fellow at Google's human rights oriented think-tank ...

AoIR 2018

2018-10-10T15:13:18+00:00October 10th, 2018|Conferences, Impact|

Project members Samantha Bradshaw, Lisa-Maria Neudert, and Robert Gorwa, along with project alumnus Sam Woolley, will be speaking at the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) conference in Montreal this week. Samantha and Lisa-Maria will be speaking on a great panel about countermeasures and policy responses ...

Algorithms, bots, and political communication in the US 2016 election

2018-07-29T21:34:26+00:00April 15th, 2018|Academic Articles|

A new article by Phil Howard, Sam Woolley, and Ryan Calo was published in the Journal of Information Technology and Politics.   Algorithms, bots, and political communication in the US 2016 election: The challenge of automated political communication for election law and administration Political communication ...

What to watch for when America’s tech giants testify on Russian hacking today

2017-11-05T14:40:08+00:00November 5th, 2017|Public Scholarship|

Sam Woolley and Doug Guilbeault wrote an article for Quartz which provides a breakdown of the recent testimony provided to congressional intelligence committees by Facebook, Twitter, and Google to the Senate. This week Twitter, Facebook, and Google will testify publicly before the US Congress about how the ...

Hey politicians — don’t hate the internet, hate the game

2017-08-15T16:56:30+00:00August 15th, 2017|Public Scholarship|

Project members Sam Woolley and Nick Monaco wrote an opinion piece about bot regulation for TechCrunch. Policymakers’ animus against the internet isn’t new: it’s part of a long trend of suspicion about this medium that challenges all media. Their feelings toward regulation of the web are often ...