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Phil Howard Provides Testimony for Senate Intelligence Committee

ComProp Principal Investigator, Professor Phil Howard, was in DC this week providing testimony for the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The submitted written testimony, "Foreign Influence on Social Media Platforms: Perspectives from Third Party Social Media Experts" can be viewed online, along with a recording ...

2018-08-03T17:05:27+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Impact, In the News, Presentations & Talks|

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|

Palo Alto Talk: Truth and Trust in Times of Junk News

The past year has been dominated by stories of how junk news has influenced major political decisions on both sides of the Atlantic. Algorithms, automation and social media have become powerful tools for social movements, but also effective tools for social control. This short talk will ...

2018-01-23T16:19:31+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Events, Impact, Presentations & Talks|

European Commission Multi-stakeholder Conference on Fake News

Lisa-Maria Neudert represented the project on a panel at the European Commission's recent Multi-stakeholder Conference on Fake News, part of a large-scale consultation process on fake news currently being organized by the European Union. A full video of the event, including the panel featuring our research, is ...

2017-11-18T18:59:05+00:00 November 18th, 2017|In the News, Presentations & Talks|

Confusion Before the German Election: What Influence Does Fake News Have?

We are collaborating with our colleagues at the SNV and Reporters Without Borders on a ComProp Research Briefing in Berlin.  On October 20th we will present our latest evidence from our investigations of junk news and highly automated accounts in the German election.  Please register ...

2017-09-11T10:47:02+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Events, Impact|

Cyber Populism & Cyber Troops (Chatham House, London)

With social media strategy now an essential component of electioneering worldwide, election campaigns have developed increasingly sophisticated methods of maximizing the impact that the internet can have on the electorate. One such method is the artificial manipulation of social media output through botnets – automated ...

2017-07-05T21:37:24+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Events|

Computational Propaganda Worldwide (London, Washington, Palo Alto)

Our team presented the latest research about the manipulation of public opinion over social media in London to launch our case study series on Computational Propaganda Worldwide. This briefing helped ground a group conversation about the prospects for improving deliberative democracy and provided a first ...

2017-06-14T21:34:16+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Events|

Caught in the propaganda crossfire? Bots on social media.

Lisa-Maria Neudert gave a talk at re:publica 2017 in Berlin. Computational propaganda – the use of information technologies for political manipulation – is on the rise. Social bots are crucial instruments in digital attacks: During the US elections 20% of all Twitter traffic was generated ...

2017-05-25T02:15:17+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Presentations & Talks|