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Radio: Samantha Bradshaw speaks to the BBC about Mexican Elections

Radio: Samantha Bradshaw speaks to the BBC about Mexican Elections

Samantha Bradshaw appeared on BBC Radio to discuss "Mexico's Fake News Problem." This year Mexico will hold both its presidential and congressional election at the same time. With such high ...
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Radio: Lisa-Maria Neudert talks Russian Trolls on the BBC

Radio: Lisa-Maria Neudert talks Russian Trolls on the BBC

The project's Lisa-Maria Neudert was interviewed on the BBC to discuss the latest revelations into the 'Internet Research Agency', and to add context to an interview held with a Russian ...
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ComProp in CJR, the BBC, and the Economist

ComProp in CJR, the BBC, and the Economist

Project researchers have been providing context to journalists on a number of stories this past month as the conversation about the effects of disinformation and computational propaganda has escalated up ...
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Restoring Trust in Social Media Civic Engagement

Restoring Trust in Social Media Civic Engagement

Abstract Increasingly, social media platforms have become tools for manipulating public opinion during elections. Political actors make use of technological proxies in the form of proprietary algorithms and semi-automated social ...
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Coverage: Polarization, Partisanship, and Junk News

Coverage: Polarization, Partisanship, and Junk News

The latest data memo by Vidya Narayanan, Vlad Barash, John Kelly, Bence Kollanyi, Lisa-Maria Neudert, and Phil Howard received extensive international coverage, including: The Guardian Washington Post Financial Times Newsweek McClatchy Mother ...
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Tackling Political Advertising

Over the past year, online political advertising has become a major topic of interest to scholars, journalists, and the public. Numerous stories have detailed how social media advertising tools can ...
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Can Social Media be Fixed?

Can Social Media be Fixed?

Samantha Bradshaw appeared on BBC radio to discuss one of the hottest questions of the moment: 'Can Social Media be Fixed'? Political manipulation and fake news have shaken trust in ...
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IRL Podcast: Bot Or Not

Lisa-Maria Neudert and Tim Hwang appeared on an episode of Mozilla's 'IRL Podcast' to discuss the use of bots in politics. From politics to poetry, bots are playing an increasingly ...
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Social media companies could face big fines in Germany if they don’t remove hate speech

Lisa-Maria Neudert spoke with Public Radio International about the German NetzDG hate speech law. “When we're addressing issues of [fake news] and computational propaganda, a lot of the time that ...
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Palo Alto Talk:  Truth and Trust in Times of Junk News

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 ...
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