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Phil Howard Provides Testimony for Senate Intelligence Committee

2018-08-03T17:05:27+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Impact, In the News, Presentations & Talks|

ComProp Principal Investigator, Professor Phil Howard, was in DC this week providing testimony for the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The submitted written testimony, "Foreign Influence on Social Media Platforms: Perspectives from Third Party Social Media Experts" can be viewed online, along with a recording ...

Philip N. Howard

2018-03-06T13:17:50+00:00 December 16th, 2014|

Philip N. Howard is the team's principal investigator. A professor and writer, he has written numerous empirical research articles, and published in a number of disciplines, on the use of digital media for both civic engagement and social control in countries around the world. ...

News and Political Information Consumption in Brazil: Mapping the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Election on Twitter

2018-10-05T13:55:24+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Abstract In Brazil, there are rising concerns over computational propaganda and the political polarization it may cause. In this data memo, we analyze data about political news and information shared over Twitter in the period leading up to the 2018 Brazilian presidential election. We find ...

News and Political Information Consumption in Sweden: Mapping the 2018 Swedish General Election on Twitter

2018-09-06T00:11:09+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Abstract In Sweden, concerns over misinformation and computational propaganda and their effect on the democratic process are on the rise. In this data memo, we analyse political news and information shared over Twitter in the period leading up to the 2018 Swedish General Election. We ...

Chinese computational propaganda: automation, algorithms and the manipulation of information about Chinese politics on Twitter and Weibo

2018-09-07T22:05:01+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Academic Articles, Research|

A new article by former project Post-Doc Gillian Bolsover and PI Phil Howard was published in Information, Communication, and Society. ABSTRACT A 2016 review of literature about automation, algorithms and politics identified China as the foremost area in which further research was needed because of ...

Coverage: 2018 Inventory of Social Media Manipulation

2018-08-03T17:10:02+00:00 July 26th, 2018|In the News|

The project's latest report, "Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation," was covered by McClatchy, the Washington Post, and other outlets.   McClatchy: Fake, misleading social media posts exploding globally, Oxford study finds Russia’s social media blitz to influence the 2016 ...

Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation

2018-08-09T01:34:05+00:00 July 20th, 2018|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

 The manipulation of public opinion over social media platforms has emerged as a critical threat to public life. Around the world, a range of government agencies and political parties are exploiting social media platforms to spread junk news and disinformation, exercise censorship and control, and ...