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Harvesting Social Signals to Inform Peace Processes Implementation and Monitoring

Abstract: Peace processes are complex, protracted, and contentious involving significant bargaining and compromising among various societal and political stakeholders. In civil war terminations, it is pertinent to measure the pulse of the nation to ensure that the peace process is responsive to citizens’ concerns. Social media ...

2020-08-04T12:41:07+01:00December 14th, 2017|Academic Articles, Journal Special Issues, Research|

Fake News: A Technological Approach to Proving the Origins of Content, Using Blockchains

Abstract: In this article, we introduce a prototype of an innovative technology for proving the origins of captured digital media. In an era of fake news, when someone shows us a video or picture of some event, how can we trust its authenticity? It seems ...

2020-08-04T12:41:07+01:00December 14th, 2017|Academic Articles, Journal Special Issues, Research|

10 Things you wish you didn’t know about elections (and what to do about them)

Project PI Phil Howard spoke at an event hosted by the University's Social Science Division to highlight projects across the university receiving ERC funding. The talk has been made into an interactive presentation accessible here.  

2020-08-03T14:13:08+01:00December 12th, 2017|Impact, Presentations & Talks|

European Commission Multi-stakeholder Conference on Fake News

Lisa-Maria Neudert represented the project on a panel at the European Commission's recent Multi-stakeholder Conference on Fake News, part of a large-scale consultation process on fake news currently being organized by the European Union. A full video of the event, including the panel featuring our research, is ...

2020-08-03T14:13:08+01:00November 18th, 2017|Impact, In the News, Presentations & Talks, Press|

The Election Is Over, But Russian Disinformation Hasn’t Gone Away

Samantha Bradshaw spoke to PBS for a story on Russian influence in the 2016 US presidential election. Since the election, there has been a shift away from completely automated, bot accounts and a move toward “cyborg” accounts that are half human, half bot, according to Samantha ...

2020-08-03T13:50:57+01:00November 5th, 2017|In the News, Press|

Putin’s Pro-Trump Trolls Just Targeted Hillary Clinton and Robert Mueller

Samantha Bradshaw and Lisa-Maria Neudert spoke to a Mother Jones for a story which drew on the project's work on polarizing information in swing states. “You can launch a disinformation campaign in the digital age and then all evidence of that campaign can just disappear,” ...

2020-08-03T13:50:57+01:00November 5th, 2017|In the News, Press|