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Restoring Trust in Social Media Civic Engagement

Abstract Increasingly, social media platforms have become tools for manipulating public opinion during elections. Political actors make use of technological proxies in the form of proprietary algorithms and semi-automated social actors—political bots—in subtle attempts to manipulate public opinion. Through the ERC COMPROP Consolidator award, researchers ...

2020-08-03T13:50:56+01:00February 16th, 2018|In the News, Press|

Misinformation, Science and Media

Abstract In this new, three-year programme, researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism will examine the interplay between systematic misinformation campaigns, news coverage, and increasingly important social media platforms for public understanding of science and technological innovation. In ...

2019-02-22T15:46:40+00:00January 14th, 2018|Activities|

Social media companies could face big fines in Germany if they don’t remove hate speech

Lisa-Maria Neudert spoke with Public Radio International about the German NetzDG hate speech law. “When we're addressing issues of [fake news] and computational propaganda, a lot of the time that narrative is that we cannot regulate social media companies and we [that we] cannot put ...

2020-08-03T13:50:57+01:00January 11th, 2018|In the News, Press, Radio & Television|

Palo Alto Talk: Truth and Trust in Times of Junk News

The past year has been dominated by stories of how junk news has influenced major political decisions on both sides of the Atlantic. Algorithms, automation and social media have become powerful tools for social movements, but also effective tools for social control. This short talk will ...

2020-08-03T14:13:44+01:00January 7th, 2018|Impact, Past Events, Presentations & Talks|

Russian tweets on Brexit were minimal, study shows

The project's latest research was featured in the Financial Times. More than 100 Russia-linked Twitter accounts published posts about Brexit in the run-up to the UK referendum, according to independent research which adds to pressure on the messaging platform to publish its own analysis. Researchers ...

2020-08-03T13:50:57+01:00December 21st, 2017|In the News, Press|

Did Russia Meddle in Brexit? A Social Media Study Casts Doubt

The project's latest memo on Russian involvement in Brexit was covered in the New York Times. An academic study set to be released on Tuesday casts doubt on speculation that Russia might have exploited social media to try to influence Britain’s 2016 referendum to leave the European ...

2020-08-03T13:50:57+01:00December 21st, 2017|In the News, Press|