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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|

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|