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Junk News and Bots during the French Presidential Election (Round II)

Computational propaganda distributes large amounts of misinformation about politics and public policy over social media platforms. The combination of automation and propaganda can significantly impact public opinion during important policy debates, elections, and political crises. We collected Twitter data on bot activity and junk news ...

2017-05-05T11:55:11+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

French social media awash with fake news stories from sources ‘exposed to Russian influence’ ahead of presidential election

Our research on the 2017 French election was covered by the Independent. French voters have been deluged with fake news stories on their social media feeds ahead of the country's presidential election, many from sources "exposed to Russian influence", new research has found. Researchers from Oxford University found ...

2017-04-23T09:11:36+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|In the News|

Sur Twitter, les Français moins accro aux “fake news” que les Américains durant la campagne

Our research on the French election was covered by France 24. Ceux qui craignaient un déferlement à l’américaine de "fake news" (fausses informations) pendant la campagne pour l’élection présidentielle française peuvent se rassurer. Il n’a pas eu lieu. Les internautes français ont moins partagé les ...

2017-04-23T09:01:58+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|In the News|

France has a fake news problem, but it’s not as bad as the US

Our research on the French election was covered by The Verge. Fake news has been spreading on Twitter ahead of France’s presidential election, according to a new study from Oxford University, though French users are generally sharing more high-quality information than Americans did ahead of ...

2017-04-22T09:10:27+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|In the News|

Experts say automated accounts sharing fake news ahead of French election

Our research into the French election was covered by Reuters. French voters are being deluged with false stories on social media ahead of the country's presidential election, though the onslaught of "junk news" is not as severe as that during last year's U.S. presidential campaign, ...

2017-04-22T09:05:16+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|In the News|

Junk News and Bots during the French Presidential Election (Round I)

Computational propaganda distributes large amounts of misinformation about politics and public policy over social media platforms. The combination of automation and propaganda can significantly impact public opinion during important policy debates, elections, and political crises. We collected Twitter data on bot activity and junk news ...

2017-04-21T11:37:58+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|