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Bots and Automation over Twitter during the First U.S. Presidential Debate

2016-10-18T04:06:51+01:00October 18th, 2016|Working Papers & Data Memos|

Bots are social media accounts that automate interaction with other users, and political bots have been particularly active on public policy issues, political crises, and elections. We collected data on bot activity using the major hashtags related to the U.S. Presidential debate. In this brief ...

Beware the Brexit bots: The Twitter spam out to swing your vote

2020-08-03T13:51:53+01:00June 22nd, 2016|In the News, Press|

The project's research into the Brexit referendum was covered in the New Scientist. Watch out for the ballot bots. As the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union draws near, researchers are increasingly concerned about automated social media accounts that might be trying to ...

Bots, #StrongerIn, and #Brexit: Computational Propaganda during the UK-EU Referendum

2018-07-29T21:39:49+01:00June 21st, 2016|Working Papers & Data Memos|

Bots are social media accounts that automate interaction with other users, and they are active on the StrongerIn-Brexit conversation happening over Twitter. These automated scripts generate content through these platforms and then interact with people. Political bots are automated accounts that are particularly active on ...

Bence Kollanyi

2018-03-02T22:14:19+00:00April 1st, 2016|

Bence Kollanyi has recently graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with an MS in Public Policy. During his studies at Tech, he started doing research related to social media and computational propaganda. He is currently a PhD student in Sociology at the Corvinus University ...

ComProp @ ICA 2018

2020-08-03T13:41:10+01:00May 22nd, 2018|Conferences, Impact|

A number of our team members are off to Prague for the 2018 conference of the International Communication Association. Phil Howard will be speaking on the opening plenary, "Communication and the Evolution of Voice" with Patricia Moy, Guobin Yang, Sheila Coronel, and Peter Baumgartner. Robert ...


2020-01-27T13:12:28+00:00September 4th, 2017|

Our research articles, working papers and data memos involve several kinds of data sets. We are currently rolling out replication data for our papers and research memos. 2016 Philip N. Howard, and Bence Kollanyi. “Bots, #Strongerin, and #Brexit: Computational Propaganda during the UK-EU Referendum.” Working Paper ...