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

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 ...

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

Radio: Samantha Bradshaw speaks to the BBC about Mexican Elections

Samantha Bradshaw appeared on BBC Radio to discuss "Mexico's Fake News Problem." This year Mexico will hold both its presidential and congressional election at the same time. With such high stakes, political parties are being accused of systemically using bots and cyber trolls to spreadonline ...

2018-06-04T12:19:40+00:00 June 4th, 2018|In the News, Radio & Television|

ComProp @ ICA 2018

A number of our team members are off to Prague for the 2018 conference of the International Communication Association. Phil Howard will be speaking on the opening plenary, "Communication and the Evolution of Voice" with Patricia Moy, Guobin Yang, Sheila Coronel, and Peter Baumgartner. Robert ...

2018-05-22T11:27:13+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Conferences|

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

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 ...

2018-04-15T05:02:36+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Academic Articles|

Commentary: Samantha Bradshaw on Cambridge Analytica in the Globe and Mail

Samantha Bradshaw wrote a new opinion article for the Globe and Mail on data-protection and Cambridge Analytica: The revelations about Cambridge Analytica – the big data firm that misused Facebook data to target voters with propaganda – should have Canadian policymakers thinking seriously about how ...

2018-03-23T16:43:05+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Public Scholarship|

Coverage: Polarization, Partisanship, and Junk 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 ...

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