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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 stakes, political parties are being accused of systemically using bots and cyber trolls to spreadonline ...

2018-06-04T12:19:40+00:00 June 4th, 2018|In the News, Radio & Television|

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 actors—political bots—in subtle at tempts to manipulate public opinion. Through the ERC COMPROP Consolidator award, ...

2018-02-16T21:47:12+00:00 February 16th, 2018|In the 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 Jones The Independent Toronto Star The Week Huffington Post Psychology Today   It also kicked ...

2018-02-15T09:52:50+00:00 February 11th, 2018|In the News|

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 narrative is that we cannot regulate social media companies and we [that we] cannot put ...

2018-01-23T16:17:13+00:00 January 11th, 2018|In the News, Radio & Television|