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Fake News: Why the West is Blind to Russia’s Propaganda Today

Our research was covered in the Sydney Morning Herald. On social media, bots (short for robots) are small programs that automate the posting of and reply to messages. Political campaigns in democracies have used bots in recent years, not always achieving the effects they desired. ...

2017-01-31T07:10:55+00:00 January 31st, 2017|In the News|

Automated Pro-Trump Overwhelmed Pro-Clinton Messages, Researchers Say

The project's research on the US Presidential Election was covered in The New York Times. An automated army of pro-Donald J. Trump chatbots overwhelmed similar programs supporting Hillary Clinton five to one in the days leading up to the presidential election, according to a report ...

2016-11-18T13:24:24+00:00 November 18th, 2016|In the News|

How Bots, Twitter, and Hackers Pushed Trump to the Finish Line

The project's research on the 2016 US election was covered in Wiired. Following the third debate, automated pro-Trump accounts on Twitter pumped out seven times more messages than pro-Clinton accounts. Most of these accounts, it turned out, were powered by chatbots: the newest tool in computational propaganda. “It’s ...

2016-11-12T14:20:46+00:00 November 12th, 2016|In the News|