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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, ...

2017-07-01T10:41:09+00:00 July 1st, 2017|In the News|

Social media is a very good way to spread bot-driven propaganda: report

Our recent case study series was covered in Salon: The University of Oxford has released a series of studies called the “Computational Propaganda Research Project.” These document the extent to which social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are being manipulated to promote political propaganda. “During the ...

2017-07-01T10:28:16+00:00 July 1st, 2017|In the News|

Political bots are poisoning democracy – so, off with their heads

Our case study series was covered in an article published in the Conversation: Propaganda bots posing as people are increasingly being used on social media to sway public opinion around the world. So says new research from the University of Oxford’s Internet Institute, which found ...

2017-07-01T10:25:17+00:00 July 1st, 2017|In the News|

Russia-linked ‘computational propaganda’ campaigns seen distorting public opinion worldwide

The recent project case study series was covered in the Japan Times: The Oxford University team presented research in Washington on the use of automated programs, or “bots,” on social media aimed at influencing politics in nine countries, including the United States. “Computational propaganda is ...

2017-07-01T10:21:10+00:00 July 1st, 2017|In the News|

Twitter und Facebook müssen mehr gegen politische Propaganda unternehmen

Our case study series and the project's German case study were discussed in an article for the German publication Heise Online:    Die sozialen Netzwerke Twitter und Facebook werden in diversen Ländern massiv dafür genutzt, die öffentliche Meinung zu manipulieren. Sie sollten mehr dafür sorgen, ...

2017-07-01T09:59:27+00:00 July 1st, 2017|In the News|

Social media ‘bots’ from Russia distorting global politics: study

Our recent case study series was covered in a Yahoo story, with a focus on the Russia report written by Sergey Sanovich: In Russia, the researchers said they found 45 percent of the political conversation is dominated by "highly automated accounts." While Twitter was an ...

2017-07-01T09:54:14+00:00 July 1st, 2017|In the News|

Computational Propaganda in the United States of America: Manufacturing Consensus Online

As part of our new country case study series, project members Sam Woolley and Doug Guilbeault investigated the use of bots and other false amplifiers in the US. Abstract: Do bots have the capacity to influence the flow of political information over social media? This ...

2017-06-19T08:33:38+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Working Papers & Data Memos|

Computational Propaganda in Poland: False Amplifiers and the Digital Public Sphere

As part of our new country case study series, project member Robert Gorwa investigated computational propaganda in Poland. Abstract: This report provides the first overview of political bots, fake accounts, and other false amplifiers in Poland. Based on extensive interviews with political campaign managers, journalists, ...

2017-06-19T08:32:10+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Working Papers & Data Memos|

Computational Propaganda in Russia: The Origins of Digital Misinformation

As part of our new country case study series, project member Sergey Sanovich investigated the role of bots and other false amplifiers in Russia.  Abstract: Digital propaganda of the Russian government seeks to insulate Putin’s leadership from any domestic challengers and aid in his foreign ...

2017-06-19T08:31:27+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Working Papers & Data Memos|

Computational Propaganda in Germany: A Cautionary Tale

As part of our new country case study series, project member Lisa-Maria Neudert investigated computational propaganda in Germany. Political actors are using algorithms in efforts to sway public opinion. In some circumstances, the ways coded automation interacts with or affects human users are unforeseeable. In ...

2017-06-19T08:30:50+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Uncategorised, Working Papers & Data Memos|