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Coverage: Covid-19 News and Information from State-Backed Outlets

The team’s data memo on Covid-19 News and Information from State-Backed Outlets Targeting French, German and Spanish-Speaking Social Media Users has been widely covered, including in the following outlets: The Washington Post: Chinese and Russian state-backed media spread misleading virus information, study claims (Coronavirus update ...

2020-07-03T12:59:35+01:00July 3rd, 2020|In the News, Press|

Comment: AI can battle coronavirus, but privacy shouldn’t be a casualty

Lisa-Maria Neudert and Philip Howard write in TechCrunch about the risks that accompany AI-driven solutions to the global health crisis: It is evident that data revealing the health and geolocation of citizens is as personal as it gets. The potential benefits weigh heavy, but so ...

2020-05-28T12:02:56+01:00May 28th, 2020|In the News, Press|

Washington Post coverage: State-backed news sources and coronavirus

The latest ComProp memo on coronavirus coverage by state-backed English-language news sources was covered by the Washington Post: As the coronavirus pandemic has forced people across the globe to stay inside — and spend more time scanning the news — state-sponsored media outlets have tried ...

2020-04-16T16:58:01+01:00April 16th, 2020|In the News, Press|

Press: Mona Elswah quoted in FT piece on COVID-19 in MENA region

ComProp researcher Mona Elswah spoke to the Financial Times about narratives circulating in the MENA region on COVID-19. Across the Middle East, appeals for intergenerational solidarity helped turn the tide, reckons Mona Elswah, a researcher at the computational propaganda project at the Oxford Internet Institute. ...

2020-04-08T15:05:33+01:00April 8th, 2020|In the News, Press|

Radio: “Did Russia leak British secrets online?” featuring comments by Lisa-Maria Neudert

Lisa-Maria Neudert spoke to the BBC World Service about the leaking of confidential UK government documents on the eve of the 2019 election. She connected this leak to similar events that have occurred in the last few years: "It's not the first time that we've ...

2020-03-10T12:10:01+00:00March 10th, 2020|Press, Radio & Television|

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|