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MSNBC: How Russian trolls weaponized social media

Bharath Ganesh and Mimie Liotsiou were featured on MSNBC to speak about Russian social media interference in American politics. A Russian troll farm in St Petersburg latched onto wedge issues in America—race, immigration, gun control—and spread disinformation around them online to sow discord in America. ...

2019-04-23T14:17:35+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Press, Radio & Television|

Television: Vidya Narayanan on NDTV discussing misinformation in India

Vidya Narayanan appeared on NDTV live to discuss Facebook's crackdown on misinformation in India in the lead-up to the 2019 elections. In Facebook's first major crackdown on misinformation, a total of 1,126 pages have been taken down. The Congress has had more sites taken down ...

2019-04-15T12:06:24+01:00April 15th, 2019|In the News, Press, Radio & Television|

Washington Post coverage: Iran data memo

The team’s research on Iranian digital interference in the Arab world has been covered in the Washington Post, "Iran-linked Twitter accounts spread anti-Saudi sentiments in Arabic, report finds." In an intensive study of the Arabic-language tweets the Oxford Internet Institute released on Wednesday, researchers determined that ...

2019-04-15T12:07:16+01:00April 15th, 2019|In the News, Press|

New York Times Opinion: A Way to Detect the Next Russian Misinformation Campaign

ComProp Director Phil Howard argues in the New York Times that tech platforms should be required to publish a public archive of all ads to prevent and expose misinformation campaigns in the future. Research has found that the most polarizing Facebook ad content comes from political ...

2019-04-04T18:15:21+01:00April 4th, 2019|In the News, Press|

Coverage: Russia’s IRA and American Political Polarization

The team's research on the IRA and political polarization in the United States has been widely covered, including in the following: The Washington Post: New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation’s scale and sweep A report prepared for the Senate that provides the ...

2019-01-15T15:49:46+01:00December 19th, 2018|In the News, Press|