Samuel C. Woolley

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Bots and Automation over Twitter during the Third U.S. Presidential Debate

Bots are social media accounts that automate interaction with other users, and political bots have been particularly active on public policy issues, political crises, and elections. We collected data on bot activity using the major hashtags related to the third U.S. Presidential debate. We find ...

2016-10-31T06:37:30+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Working Papers & Data Memos|

Bots and Automation over Twitter during the Second U.S. Presidential Debate

Bots are social media accounts that automate interaction with other users, and political bots have been particularly active on public policy issues, political crises, and elections. We collected data on bot activity using the major hashtags related to the U.S. Presidential debate. In this brief ...

2016-10-19T12:46:20+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Working Papers & Data Memos|

Bots and Automation over Twitter during the First U.S. Presidential Debate

Bots are social media accounts that automate interaction with other users, and political bots have been particularly active on public policy issues, political crises, and elections. We collected data on bot activity using the major hashtags related to the U.S. Presidential debate. In this brief ...

2016-10-18T04:06:51+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Working Papers & Data Memos|

IJOC: Political Communication, Computational Propaganda, and Autonomous Agents — Introduction

The Internet certainly disrupted our understanding of what communication can be, who does it, how, and to what effect. What constitutes the Internet has always been an evolving suite of technologies and a dynamic set of social norms, rules, and patterns of use. But the ...

2016-10-14T05:14:56+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Academic Articles, Journal Special Issues|

Creativity and Critique: Gap Analysis of Support for Critical Research on Big Data

We define big data as large amounts of information, collected about many people, over multiple devices. We define critical big data research as efforts to demonstrate how flaws—ethical or methodological—in the collection and use and of big have implications for social inequality. There are many critical ...

2016-07-12T11:35:38+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Working Papers & Data Memos|

These are the Droids You’re Looking For: Bots as a Tool For Journalism

This originally appeared as "These are the Droids You're Looking For:  Bots as a Tool For Journalism" by Samuel Woolley and Phil Howard on the National Endowment for Democracy's Center for International Media Assistance Blog. In today’s data-saturated world journalists often struggle to report on many, if ...

2016-04-04T00:21:29+00:00 April 4th, 2016|Public Scholarship|