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Press: Leak of papers before UK election raises ‘spectre of foreign influence’

ComProp researcher Lisa-Maria Neudert spoke to Reuters about the leak of British-U.S. trade documents ahead of the UK general election: The researchers interviewed by Reuters said the websites used to put the information online, Twitter activity and language errors all resembled the Secondary Infektion campaign. ...

2019-12-05T10:58:56+00:00December 5th, 2019|In the News, Press|

Guardian Opinion: Online politics needs to be cleaned up – but not just by Facebook and Twitter

Lisa-Maria Neudert and Phil Howard argue in the Guardian's Opinion section for greater transparency from political parties on how and where they advertise: To keep our elections free and fair, and to be confident in their outcomes, parties need to disclose what ads they’re buying, ...

2019-11-11T16:12:00+00:00November 11th, 2019|In the News, Press|

Press: Lisa-Maria Neudert quoted in Washington Post coverage on Russian election interference

ComProp researcher, Lisa-Maria Neudert, spoke to the Washington Post (short excerpt below) about the rise of visuals in disinformation campaigns: Facebook’s announcement last week underscored the evolving nature of the threat to campaigns. Although a minority of the Russian posts had explicit election-related content, many ...

2019-11-11T16:03:03+00:00November 11th, 2019|In the News, Press|

Coverage: 2019 Global Inventory of Social Media Manipulation

The team’s 2019 Global Inventory of Organised Social Media Manipulation has been widely covered, including in the following: New York Times: At least 70 countries have had disinformation campaigns, study finds The researchers compiled information from news organizations, civil society groups and governments to create ...

2019-11-15T14:26:55+00:00November 11th, 2019|In the News, Press|

Television: Mona Elswah speaks to Al Hurra and BBC about information warfare in the Arab world

Mona Elswah appeared on Al Hurra to discuss her research on Iranian computational propaganda campaigns: "In a few minutes, you can create fake grassroots support for a government or for an idea to influence the public opinion... We found that the most-used Arabic hashtags in ...

2019-08-21T14:14:03+00:00August 19th, 2019|In the News, Press, Radio & Television|

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+00:00April 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+00:00April 15th, 2019|In the News, Press, Radio & Television|