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ICA 2018 Papers

Robert Gorwa and Doug Guilbeault will be representing the team and presenting a new paper at ICA 2018 in Prague. What are the challenges facing bot research today? How can policymakers tackle the new era of disinformation, if the very concept of what 'bots' are ...

2018-02-15T09:51:24+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Academic Articles|

What to watch for when America’s tech giants testify on Russian hacking today

Sam Woolley and Doug Guilbeault wrote an article for Quartz which provides a breakdown of the recent testimony provided to congressional intelligence committees by Facebook, Twitter, and Google to the Senate. This week Twitter, Facebook, and Google will testify publicly before the US Congress about how the ...

2017-11-05T14:40:08+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Public Scholarship|

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|

Growing Bot Security: An Ecological View of Bot Agency

Political actors are now deploying software programs called social bots that use social networking services such as Facebook or Twitter to communicate with users and manipulate their behavior, creating profound issues for Internet security. Current approaches in bot control continue to fail because social media ...

2016-10-15T04:32:22+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Academic Articles, Journal Special Issues|