Mona Elswah

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Coronavirus Coverage by State-Backed English-Language News Sources

In this data memo, we examine the distribution of health-related news and information on social media of the English-language news outlets backed by the governments of China, Iran, Russia and Turkey. We measure the social distribution networks used on Twitter and Facebook and the levels ...

2020-04-17T13:31:02+01:00April 9th, 2020|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Press: Mona Elswah quoted in FT piece on COVID-19 in MENA region

ComProp researcher Mona Elswah spoke to the Financial Times about narratives circulating in the MENA region on COVID-19. Across the Middle East, appeals for intergenerational solidarity helped turn the tide, reckons Mona Elswah, a researcher at the computational propaganda project at the Oxford Internet Institute. ...

2020-04-08T15:05:33+01:00April 8th, 2020|In the News, Press|

The Challenges of Monitoring Social Media in the Arab World: The Case of the 2019 Tunisian Elections

Tunisian civil society groups raised alarms about the spread of disinformation and hate speech during the 2019 elections. These concerns centered around the legal and technical obstacles faced by Tunisian civil society actors monitoring elections on social media. We interviewed civil society leaders and digital ...

2020-03-22T20:38:37+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Television: Mona Elswah speaks to Al Hurra and BBC about information warfare in the Arab world

Mona Elswah appeared on Al Hurra to discuss her research on Iranian computational propaganda campaigns: "In a few minutes, you can create fake grassroots support for a government or for an idea to influence the public opinion... We found that the most-used Arabic hashtags in ...

2019-08-21T14:14:03+01:00August 19th, 2019|In the News, Press, Radio & Television|

Washington Post coverage: Iran data memo

The team’s research on Iranian digital interference in the Arab world has been covered in the Washington Post, "Iran-linked Twitter accounts spread anti-Saudi sentiments in Arabic, report finds." In an intensive study of the Arabic-language tweets the Oxford Internet Institute released on Wednesday, researchers determined that ...

2019-04-15T12:07:16+01:00April 15th, 2019|In the News, Press|