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Propaganda flowed heavily into battleground states around election, study says

The project's latest research into polarizing information shared in the lead up to the 2016 US election was covered in the Washington Post. Propaganda and other forms of “junk news” on Twitter flowed more heavily in a dozen battleground states than in the nation overall ...

2017-09-30T11:32:19+00:00 September 30th, 2017|In the News|

Fake News on Twitter Flooded Swing States That Helped Trump Win

The project's latest research on politicized information and the 2016 US election was covered in Mother Jones. Millions of tweets were flying furiously in the final days leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. And in closely fought battleground states that would prove key to ...

2017-09-30T11:29:01+00:00 September 30th, 2017|In the News|

Twitter users spreading fake news targeted swing states in the run-up to Election Day

The project's research on how polarizing information was distributed across Twitter in the lead up to the 2016 US election was covered in Business Insider. A new study conducted by Oxford University's Computational Propaganda Project found that "low quality political information" and "ideologically extreme" junk ...

2017-09-29T11:11:44+00:00 September 29th, 2017|In the News|

“Fake news” tweets targeted to swing states in election, researchers find

The project's latest research on information circulated on Twitter in the lead up to the 2016 Election was covered in McClatchy. Voters in 11 swing states in last year’s presidential race, including Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, received more fake, junk and hyper-partisan information over Twitter than ...

2017-09-29T11:06:48+00:00 September 29th, 2017|In the News|

Congress is investigating how Twitter bots may have influenced the US election

Robert Gorwa spoke to Quartz about the Senate's investigation into Twitter and bots during the 2016 US Presidential election. Twitter executives will be grilled tomorrow morning (Sept. 28) on Capitol Hill by members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is probing Russia’s meddling in the ...

2017-09-26T11:03:22+00:00 September 26th, 2017|In the News|

Warner sees Reddit as potential target for Russian influence

Samantha Bradshaw spoke to the Hill about the ongoing Senate Intelligence Committee investigations into various social networks. Experts who have studied Russia’s attempts to influence the election say that Warner is right to be interested in Reddit. They note that many fake news stories can ...

2017-09-25T10:33:33+00:00 September 25th, 2017|In the News|

This is what the social media behind Donald Trump and Ukip is doing for the German far-right

The project's memo on the 2017 German election was featured in the Independent. Multiple analyses of the digital strategy employed by the AfD show it is using tactics that previously bolstered the online presence of right-wing political movements. One group examining the AfD on social media ...

2017-09-23T14:56:29+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|In the News|

Rightwing populist AfD dominates German Twitter, new study shows

The project's research into the 2017 German election was covered in the Financial Times. Research published today by a group at Oxford university shows that the rightwing populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) drives more Twitter traffic than any major German party, and more even than non-partisan ...

2017-09-22T06:42:28+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|In the News|