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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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Russian tweets on Brexit were minimal, study shows

The project's latest research was featured in the Financial Times. More than 100 Russia-linked Twitter accounts published posts about Brexit in the run-up to the UK referendum, according to independent ...
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Did Russia Meddle in Brexit? A Social Media Study Casts Doubt

Did Russia Meddle in Brexit? A Social Media Study Casts Doubt

The project's latest memo on Russian involvement in Brexit was covered in the New York Times. An academic study set to be released on Tuesday casts doubt on speculation that ...
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'Little evidence' Russia influenced Brexit vote through social media, study finds

‘Little evidence’ Russia influenced Brexit vote through social media, study finds

The project's latest memo on Brexit was covered by Yahoo News. The Oxford Internet Institute, part of Oxford university, says that, despite the Kremlin exploiting Twitter and Facebook during the 2016 US election, ...
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Foreign Policy: 2017 Global Thinkers

Foreign Policy: 2017 Global Thinkers

Phil Howard was named one of Foreign Policy's top global thinkers of 2017, along with Alice Marwick from Data and Society/UNC! Howard heads the Computational Propaganda Project at Oxford, an ...
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