In the News

//In the News

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|

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+01:00August 19th, 2019|In the News, Press, Radio & Television|