The Computational Propaganda Project

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

How Do You Fix Someone Else’s Election?

Sam Woolley was interviewed on BBC radio to discuss the project’s research and the use of bots for election meddling.

Smears, bots and bags of cash – we reveal some of the tricks used for fiddling elections around the world. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s security chiefs say Russian intelligence is actively trying to influence next month’s German elections. Meanwhile, from the US to the Netherlands, countries are becoming increasingly wary of election interference. So how do you fix someone else’s election? Hear answers from people who’ve studied it and even been involved.

The full episode is available here.

BBCSamuel C. Woolley

ComProp • 20th August 2017


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