We are a team of researchers investigating the impact of automated computer scripts–computational propaganda–on public life. This work includes analysis of how tools like social media bots are used to manipulate public opinion by megaphoning or repressing political content in various forms: disinformation, hate speech, fake news, political harassment, etc.
We use scholastic perspectives from organizational sociology, human computer interaction, communication, information science, and political science to interpret and analyze the evidence we are gathering. Our project is housed at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford.
You can contact us by emailing our Director of Research Samuel Woolley: samuel dot woolley at oii dot ox dot ac dot uk.
Our team tweets from @PolBots.