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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 Russia might have exploited social media to try to influence Britain’s 2016 referendum to leave the European ...

2018-01-23T16:14:20+00:00 December 21st, 2017|In the News|

‘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, it is not clear it meddled in the EU Referendum. MPs asked social media companies for details after ...

2018-01-23T16:12:15+00:00 December 19th, 2017|In the News|

Beware the Brexit bots: The Twitter spam out to swing your vote

The project's research into the Brexit referendum was covered in the New Scientist. Watch out for the ballot bots. As the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union draws near, researchers are increasingly concerned about automated social media accounts that might be trying to ...

2016-06-22T22:33:19+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|In the News|

Bots, #StrongerIn, and #Brexit: Computational Propaganda during the UK-EU Referendum

Bots are social media accounts that automate interaction with other users, and they are active on the StrongerIn-Brexit conversation happening over Twitter. These automated scripts generate content through these platforms and then interact with people. Political bots are automated accounts that are particularly active on ...

2016-06-21T14:56:48+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Working Papers & Data Memos|