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The Global Disinformation Order: 2019 Global Inventory of Organised Social Media Manipulation

Over the past three years, we have monitored the global organization of social media manipulation by governments and political parties. Our 2019 report analyses the trends of computational propaganda and the evolving tools, capacities, strategies, and resources. 1. Evidence of organized social media manipulation campaigns ...

2019-12-03T13:14:25+00:00September 26th, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

OxTEC: Literature review on elections, political campaigning and democracy

Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC) have released a literature review looking at how scholars have theorized the influence of digital technology on democracy. The report summarizes scholarly texts on a few key topics: political communication theory in a digital age, surveillance and privacy, algorithms ...

2019-09-24T16:46:32+00:00September 25th, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

OxTEC: A report on anti-disinformation initiatives

Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC) has released their first report, written and researched by BBC Monitoring’s specialist Disinformation Team. The report investigates fake news landscapes around the world and analyses a range of measures adopted by governments to combat disinformation. The analysis provides geopolitical ...

2019-08-27T11:47:43+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Television: Mona Elswah speaks to Al Hurra and BBC about information warfare in the Arab world

Mona Elswah appeared on Al Hurra to discuss her research on Iranian computational propaganda campaigns: "In a few minutes, you can create fake grassroots support for a government or for an idea to influence the public opinion... We found that the most-used Arabic hashtags in ...

2019-08-21T14:14:03+00:00August 19th, 2019|In the News, Press, Radio & Television|

Sourcing and Automation of Political News and Information During Three European Elections

The article ‘Sourcing and Automation of Political News and Information During Three European Elections' by Lisa-Maria Neudert, Philip Howard, and Bence Kollanyi was published in Social Media + Society. ABSTRACT: Voters increasingly rely on social media for news and information about politics. But increasingly, social ...

2019-11-15T14:37:54+00:00July 16th, 2019|Academic Articles, Research|

Junk News during the EU Parliamentary Elections

Access to accurate information about politics and electoral processes is critical to the health of democratic systems. With this in mind, this data memo examines the quality and quantity of political news and information that social media users were sharing across seven European languages (English, ...

2019-05-21T07:07:34+00:00May 21st, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

News and Information over Facebook and WhatsApp during the Indian Election Campaign

Social media platforms have become an important source of political news and information for voters in India’s national election. To evaluate the quality of sources and images being shared, we examine the patterns of content circulation on Facebook and WhatsApp with a large sample of ...

2019-05-13T11:13:05+00:00May 13th, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|