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Phil Howard Provides Testimony for Senate Intelligence Committee

ComProp Principal Investigator, Professor Phil Howard, was in DC this week providing testimony for the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The submitted written testimony, "Foreign Influence on Social Media Platforms: Perspectives from Third Party Social Media Experts" can be viewed online, along with a recording ...

2018-08-03T17:05:27+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Impact, In the News, Presentations & Talks|

Coverage: 2018 Inventory of Social Media Manipulation

The project's latest report, "Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation," was covered by McClatchy, the Washington Post, and other outlets.   McClatchy: Fake, misleading social media posts exploding globally, Oxford study finds Russia’s social media blitz to influence the 2016 ...

2018-08-03T17:10:02+00:00 July 26th, 2018|In the News|

Radio: Samantha Bradshaw speaks to the BBC about Mexican Elections

Samantha Bradshaw appeared on BBC Radio to discuss "Mexico's Fake News Problem." This year Mexico will hold both its presidential and congressional election at the same time. With such high stakes, political parties are being accused of systemically using bots and cyber trolls to spreadonline ...

2018-07-29T21:33:13+00:00 June 4th, 2018|In the News, Radio & Television|

Restoring Trust in Social Media Civic Engagement

Abstract Increasingly, social media platforms have become tools for manipulating public opinion during elections. Political actors make use of technological proxies in the form of proprietary algorithms and semi-automated social actors—political bots—in subtle attempts to manipulate public opinion. Through the ERC COMPROP Consolidator award, researchers ...

2018-10-25T09:01:53+00:00 February 16th, 2018|In the News|