Twitter and Facebook have become ‘vessels of propaganda and manipulation’

Our recent case study series was profiled in Wired: A study from the Oxford Internet Institute warns that social networks have to do more to stymie the tide of fake news, which damages our democracies. ... The researchers looked at content manipulation in Brazil, Canada, ...

2017-07-01T11:03:53+00:00 July 1st, 2017|In the News|

How Bots, Twitter, and Hackers Pushed Trump to the Finish Line

The project's research on the 2016 US election was covered in Wiired. Following the third debate, automated pro-Trump accounts on Twitter pumped out seven times more messages than pro-Clinton accounts. Most of these accounts, it turned out, were powered by chatbots: the newest tool in computational propaganda. “It’s ...

2016-11-12T14:20:46+00:00 November 12th, 2016|In the News|