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Confusion Before the German Election: What Influence Does Fake News Have?

We are collaborating with our colleagues at the SNV and Reporters Without Borders on a ComProp Research Briefing in Berlin.  On October 20th we will present our latest evidence from our investigations of junk news and highly automated accounts in the German election.  Please register ...

2020-08-03T14:13:44+01:00September 11th, 2017|Impact, Past Events|

Cyber Populism & Cyber Troops (Chatham House, London)

With social media strategy now an essential component of electioneering worldwide, election campaigns have developed increasingly sophisticated methods of maximizing the impact that the internet can have on the electorate. One such method is the artificial manipulation of social media output through botnets – automated ...

2020-08-03T14:13:44+01:00July 5th, 2017|Impact, Past Events|

Computational Propaganda Worldwide (London, Washington, Palo Alto)

Our team presented the latest research about the manipulation of public opinion over social media in London to launch our case study series on Computational Propaganda Worldwide. This briefing helped ground a group conversation about the prospects for improving deliberative democracy and provided a first ...

2020-08-03T14:13:44+01:00June 14th, 2017|Impact, Past Events|

Caught in the propaganda crossfire? Bots on social media.

Lisa-Maria Neudert gave a talk at re:publica 2017 in Berlin. Computational propaganda – the use of information technologies for political manipulation – is on the rise. Social bots are crucial instruments in digital attacks: During the US elections 20% of all Twitter traffic was generated ...

2020-08-03T14:13:08+01:00May 25th, 2017|Impact, Presentations & Talks|

Politics, Propaganda, and Bots–The Changing Nature of Cyber Warfare

Sam Woolley was a member of a panel at the News Impact Summit on the theme, “Trolls, Corruption, Falsehood: Reporting 'Truth' in the Digital Age”. The event was held on Thursday 12 May 2016 at the Sheikh Zayed Theatre on the campus of London School of ...

2020-08-03T14:13:08+01:00May 19th, 2016|Impact, Presentations & Talks|