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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|

Wall Street Journal: Social-Media Movements Helped Drive Out African Leaders

ComProp research Mona Elswah spoke to the Wall Street Journal about the continued potential of social media to mobilize protestors. People assume there is no hope because of the monitoring, the surveillance, the cyber armies, that Facebook and Twitter are no longer a space for ...

2019-04-29T11:06:24+01:00April 13th, 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|