The Computational Propaganda Research Propject (COMPROP) investigates the interaction of algorithms, automation and politics. This work includes analysis of how tools like social media bots are used to manipulate public opinion by amplifying or repressing political content, disinformation, hate speech, and junk news.
We use 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 based at Oxford University’s Oxford Internet Institute.
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.