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A Twitter Bot Imitates Donald Trump in order to Attack him Better (Un « bot » Twitter imite Donald Trump pour mieux le dénoncer)

The project's research into the 2016 US Election was featured in Le Monde. Mais Donald Trump sait lui aussi tirer profit des bots. Le chercheur d’Oxford Philip Howard, qui s’intéresse à la « propagande computationnelle », a analysé les tweets publiés autour du débat entre les deux candidats à la ...

2016-10-18T04:03:59+00:00 October 18th, 2016|In the News|

Beware the Brexit bots: The Twitter spam out to swing your vote

The project's research into the Brexit referendum was covered in the New Scientist. Watch out for the ballot bots. As the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union draws near, researchers are increasingly concerned about automated social media accounts that might be trying to ...

2016-06-22T22:33:19+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|In the News|

The Impact of Social Media on Political Debate (in Dutch)

The project's research was featured in the Dutch Newspaper de Volskskrant. Sociale media en politiek activisme: even bracht het democratie 2.0 voort. Via de digitale weg bleken politici als Alexander Pechtold en Frans Timmermans plots bereikbaar voor de gewone man. Meer dan eens zijn massaprotesten ...

2016-04-28T13:33:17+00:00 April 28th, 2016|In the News|

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the World of Bots, and the Journalistic Implications of Using Them

The project's research was covered by the Nieman Lab. Bot or not? Vice’s Motherboard has a piece up today — a “botifesto,” if you will (or if you must) — that gives a comprehensive rundown of just how useful, harmful, and ultimately inescapable bots are ...

2016-02-26T14:01:05+00:00 February 26th, 2016|In the News|