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Washington Post coverage: State-backed news sources and coronavirus

The latest ComProp memo on coronavirus coverage by state-backed English-language news sources was covered by the Washington Post: As the coronavirus pandemic has forced people across the globe to stay inside — and spend more time scanning the news — state-sponsored media outlets have tried ...

2020-04-16T16:58:01+01:00April 16th, 2020|In the News, Press|

MSNBC: How Russian trolls weaponized social media

Bharath Ganesh and Mimie Liotsiou were featured on MSNBC to speak about Russian social media interference in American politics. A Russian troll farm in St Petersburg latched onto wedge issues in America—race, immigration, gun control—and spread disinformation around them online to sow discord in America. ...

2019-04-23T14:17:35+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Press, Radio & Television|

Coverage: Russia’s IRA and American Political Polarization

The team's research on the IRA and political polarization in the United States has been widely covered, including in the following: The Washington Post: New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation’s scale and sweep A report prepared for the Senate that provides the ...

2019-01-15T15:49:46+00:00December 19th, 2018|In the News, Press|

The IRA and Political Polarization in the United States

Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) launched an extended attack on the United States by using computational propaganda to misinform and polarize US voters. This report provides the first major analysis of this attack based on data provided by social media firms to the Senate Select ...

2019-01-23T14:51:27+00:00December 17th, 2018|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Detecting Bots on Russian Political Twitter

Abstract: Automated and semiautomated Twitter accounts, bots, have recently gained significant public attention due to their potential interference in the political realm. In this study, we develop a methodology for detecting bots on Twitter using an ensemble of classifiers and apply it to study bot activity ...

2017-12-14T11:40:08+00:00December 14th, 2017|Academic Articles, Journal Special Issues|

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+01:00June 19th, 2017|Working Papers & Data Memos|