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The Computational Propaganda Research Project (COMPROP) investigates the interaction of algorithms, automation and politics. This work includes analysis of how tools like social media bots are used to manipulate public opinion by amplifying or repressing political content, disinformation, hate speech, and junk news.

We use perspectives from organizational sociology, human computer interaction, communication, information science, and political science to interpret and analyze the evidence we are gathering. Our project is based at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

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Publishing

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    New York Times: Hungary's Crackdown on the Media
    10th September 2014
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    Spammers, Scammers, and Trolls: Political Bot Manipulation
    29th September 2014
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    Bad News Bots: How Civil Society Can Combat Automated Online Propaganda
    14th December 2014