The Computational Propaganda Project

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

More than 26 million people have changed their Facebook picture to a rainbow flag. Here’s why that matters.

Phil Howard was featured in a Washington Post story on digital activism.

“Profile picture campaigns are effective in showing the friends and family in your social network that you have some affinity for a political candidate or cause,” said Philip Howard, a sociologist at the University of Washington and the director of the Digital Activism Research Project. “… Policy changes are not usually the outcome.”

Read the full article here.

Phil HowardWashington Post

Samuel Woolley • 2nd July 2015

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