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The Election Is Over, But Russian Disinformation Hasn’t Gone Away

Samantha Bradshaw spoke to PBS for a story on Russian influence in the 2016 US presidential election. Since the election, there has been a shift away from completely automated, bot accounts and a move toward “cyborg” accounts that are half human, half bot, according to Samantha ...

2017-11-05T14:50:28+00:00 November 5th, 2017|In the News|

Putin’s Pro-Trump Trolls Just Targeted Hillary Clinton and Robert Mueller

Samantha Bradshaw and Lisa-Maria Neudert spoke to a Mother Jones for a story which drew on the project's work on polarizing information in swing states. “You can launch a disinformation campaign in the digital age and then all evidence of that campaign can just disappear,” ...

2017-11-05T14:43:25+00:00 November 5th, 2017|In the News|

Russian propaganda engaged U.S. vets, troops on Twitter and Facebook, study finds

The project's research on social media operations targeted against veterans was covered by McClatchy. The Oxford study categorized 12,413 Twitter users and 11,103 Facebook users whose social media messages referred to or carried content from one or more of the Russian-linked websites between April 2 ...

2017-10-11T12:54:47+00:00 October 11th, 2017|In the News|

Russian operatives used Twitter and Facebook to target veterans and military personnel, study says

The project's latest memo on junk news and social media operations against veterans was covered in the Washington Post. They researchers also tracked information on several military-themed websites and used the traffic to these sites —  along with the Twitter data — to determine what Facebook ...

2017-10-11T12:51:42+00:00 October 11th, 2017|In the News|

Fake news rife on Twitter during election week, study from Oxford says

The project's recent research on polarizing information shared in the lead up to the 2016 US election was covered on CNN. Samantha Bradshaw appeared on CNN's morning show to discuss. "Polarizing and conspiratorial junk news" was as prevalent on Twitter as news from legitimate outlets ...

2017-09-30T11:35:51+00:00 September 30th, 2017|In the News, Radio & Television|

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|