The Computational Propaganda Project

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

A Twitter Bot Imitates Donald Trump in order to Attack him Better (Un « bot » Twitter imite Donald Trump pour mieux le dénoncer)

The project’s research into the 2016 US Election was featured in Le Monde. Mais Donald Trump sait lui aussi tirer profit des bots. Le chercheur d’Oxford Philip Howard, qui s’intéresse à la « propagande computationnelle », a analysé les tweets publiés autour du débat entre les deux candidats à la présidentielle américaine, rapporte la BBC. Selon ses travaux, 32,7 % des tweets…

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Inside Trump’s ‘cyborg’ Twitter army

The project’s research into the 2016 US election was covered in Politico. “The bot nets usually turn whatever the issue is back on Hillary,” said Phil Howard, a professor at Oxford University’s Internet Institute and the principal investigator at the Computational Propaganda Project, which has closely tracked the networks. Howard has noted the same pattern…

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A $1 Million Fight Against Hillary Clinton’s Online Trolls

The project’s research into the 2016 US election was covered in the Atlantic. Misinformation can easily take hold online, and spread quickly in the echo chambers of social media. There is certainly no shortage of false information circulating about Clinton online. It’s not hard to see why sinking money into an effort to seek out…

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Let’s Make Candidates Pledge Not to Use Bots

Phil Howard wrote an article about bots and campaigns for Reuters. Bots — chunks of computer code that generate messages and replicate themselves — have been infecting political discourse around the world. They have been spotted try to influence elections in the United Kingdom, Mexico and just recently, South Korea. Politicians there have been using…

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