The Computational Propaganda Project

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Robôs e ‘ciborgues’ estão influenciando a opinião pública, inclusive no Brasil

Our project work and Brazil case study was covered in the major Brazilian newspaper O Globo: Sites e blogs publicam boatos e notícias falsas, que são replicadas automaticamente por exércitos de robôs e influenciam o que você, internauta, recebe em suas redes sociais. Esse mecanismo, conhecido como propaganda computacional, pode impulsionar a carreira de um…

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Computational Propaganda in Brazil: Social Bots During Elections

As part of our new country case study series, project member Dan Arnaudo investigated computational propaganda in Brazil. Abstract: Computational propaganda can take the form of automated accounts (bots) spreading information, algorithmic manipulation and the spread of fake news to shape public opinion, amongst other methods. These techniques are being used in combination with the…

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