The Computational Propaganda Project

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Twitter users spreading fake news targeted swing states in the run-up to Election Day

The project’s research on how polarizing information was distributed across Twitter in the lead up to the 2016 US election was covered in Business Insider. A new study conducted by Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Project found that “low quality political information” and “ideologically extreme” junk news flooded 12 battleground states in the run-up to US…

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