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The Challenges of Monitoring Social Media in the Arab World: The Case of the 2019 Tunisian Elections

Tunisian civil society groups raised alarms about the spread of disinformation and hate speech during the 2019 elections. These concerns centered around the legal and technical obstacles faced by Tunisian civil society actors monitoring elections on social media. We interviewed civil society leaders and digital ...

2020-03-22T20:38:37+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Radio: “Did Russia leak British secrets online?” featuring comments by Lisa-Maria Neudert

Lisa-Maria Neudert spoke to the BBC World Service about the leaking of confidential UK government documents on the eve of the 2019 election. She connected this leak to similar events that have occurred in the last few years: "It's not the first time that we've ...

2020-03-10T12:10:01+00:00March 10th, 2020|Press, Radio & Television|

The ComProp Navigator: A resource guide for civil society

The ComProp Navigator is a new online resource guide for civil society groups looking to better deal with the problem of disinformation. Users select their areas of concern, and the site directs them to free online resources, curated by civil society practitioners and ComProp researchers. ...

2020-01-03T16:09:37+00:00December 10th, 2019|Impact, Presentations & Talks|

Junk News & Information Sharing During the 2019 UK General Election

Today, an estimated 75% of the British public access information about politics and public life online, and 40% do so via social media. With this context in mind, we investigate information sharing patterns over social media in the lead-up to the 2019 UK General Elections, and ...

2019-12-09T12:44:25+00:00December 9th, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Press: Leak of papers before UK election raises ‘spectre of foreign influence’

ComProp researcher Lisa-Maria Neudert spoke to Reuters about the leak of British-U.S. trade documents ahead of the UK general election: The researchers interviewed by Reuters said the websites used to put the information online, Twitter activity and language errors all resembled the Secondary Infektion campaign. ...

2019-12-05T10:58:56+00:00December 5th, 2019|In the News, Press|

Industry responses to computational propaganda and social media manipulation

What have Internet companies done to combat the creation and spread of computational propaganda on their platforms and services? What do the leading players’ initiatives tell us about their coping strategies? How are their actions supported by the companies’ terms and policies for users and ...

2019-11-22T17:33:00+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Guardian Opinion: Online politics needs to be cleaned up – but not just by Facebook and Twitter

Lisa-Maria Neudert and Phil Howard argue in the Guardian's Opinion section for greater transparency from political parties on how and where they advertise: To keep our elections free and fair, and to be confident in their outcomes, parties need to disclose what ads they’re buying, ...

2019-11-11T16:12:00+00:00November 11th, 2019|In the News, Press|

Press: Lisa-Maria Neudert quoted in Washington Post coverage on Russian election interference

ComProp researcher, Lisa-Maria Neudert, spoke to the Washington Post (short excerpt below) about the rise of visuals in disinformation campaigns: Facebook’s announcement last week underscored the evolving nature of the threat to campaigns. Although a minority of the Russian posts had explicit election-related content, many ...

2019-11-11T16:03:03+00:00November 11th, 2019|In the News, Press|

Coverage: 2019 Global Inventory of Social Media Manipulation

The team’s 2019 Global Inventory of Organised Social Media Manipulation has been widely covered, including in the following: New York Times: At least 70 countries have had disinformation campaigns, study finds The researchers compiled information from news organizations, civil society groups and governments to create ...

2019-11-15T14:26:55+00:00November 11th, 2019|In the News, Press|

Sourcing and Automation of Political News and Information over Social Media in the United States, 2016-2018

The article ‘Sourcing and Automation of Political News and Information over Social Media in the United States, 2016-2018’ by ComProp researchers Samantha Bradshaw, Philip N. Howard, Bence Kollanyi and Lisa-Maria Neudert was published in Political Communication.  ABSTRACT: Social media is an important source of news ...

2019-11-15T14:48:53+00:00October 26th, 2019|Academic Articles, Research|