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The Production and Detection of Bots

Abstract Political bots are manipulating public opinion over major social networking applications. This project enables a new team of social and information scientists to investigate the impact of automated scripts, commonly called bots, on social media. The PIs will study both the bot scripts and the people ...

2018-02-17T07:03:20+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Activities|

Computational Propaganda

Abstract Social media can have an impressive impact on civic engagement and political discourse. Yet increasingly we find political actors using digital media and automated scripts for social control. Computational propaganda—through bots, botnets, and algorithms—has become one of the most concerning impacts of technology innovation. ...

2018-02-17T06:55:33+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Activities|

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Computational Propaganda Social media can have an impressive impact on civic engagement and political discourse. Yet increasingly we find political actors using digital media and automated scripts for social control. Computational propaganda—through bots, botnets, and algorithms—has become one of the most concerning impacts of technology ...

2018-02-17T07:04:33+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Activities|

Misinformation, Science and Media

Abstract In this new, three-year programme, researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism will examine the interplay between systematic misinformation campaigns, news coverage, and increasingly important social media platforms for public understanding of science and technological innovation. In ...

2018-02-20T11:09:13+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Activities|