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Our research uses a variety of qualitative and quantitative data. To find out more, see our replication datasets and further information about our methodology.

Iranian Digital Interference in the Arab World

Iranian Digital Interference in the Arab World

Iranian interference in the politics of Arab countries has become more self-evident since the Arab Spring of 2011. Iran has been trying to widen its influence in the region in ...
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Polarisation and the use of technology in political campaigns and communication

Polarisation and the use of technology in political campaigns and communication

This report offers a comprehensive overview of the relationship between technology, democracy and the polarisation of public discourse. Technology is inherently political, and the ways in which it is designed ...
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What is platform governance?

What is platform governance?

The article 'What is platform governance?' by Robert Gorwa was published in Information, Communication & Society, with support from the Computational Propaganda Project.  ABSTRACT: Following a host of high-profile scandals, ...
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Government Responses to Malicious Use of Social Media

Government Responses to Malicious Use of Social Media

The following paper was published by the NATO STRATCOM Centre of Excellence as a part of their series on 'Countering the Malicious Use of Social Media.' You can read the ...
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Measuring Traffic Manipulation on Twitter

Measuring Traffic Manipulation on Twitter

Twitter is a major platform for political communication and campaigning, used extensively by political parties, lobbying groups, and activists in many democratic debates around the world. It has proven to ...
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The IRA and Political Polarization in the United States

The IRA and Political Polarization in the United States

Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) launched an extended attack on the United States by using computational propaganda to misinform and polarize US voters. This report provides the first major analysis ...
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Climate Change Consensus and Skepticism: Mapping Climate Change Dialogue on Twitter and Facebook

Climate Change Consensus and Skepticism: Mapping Climate Change Dialogue on Twitter and Facebook

Concerns are growing about the polarization of the climate change debate. Despite broad consensus among scientists that climate change is both occurring and anthropogenic, a vocal movement expresses skepticism about ...
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Launching our Junk News Aggregator

Launching our Junk News Aggregator

We're announcing the launch of a new tool, designed to help journalists and the public keep track of online misinformation and hoaxes as they spread in real time. The Junk ...
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Polarization, Partisanship and Junk News Consumption on Social Media  During the 2018 US Midterm Elections

Polarization, Partisanship and Junk News Consumption on Social Media During the 2018 US Midterm Elections

In the United States, social media platforms serve significant volumes of junk political news and information during important moments in political life—particularly elections. In this data memo, we examine the ...
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Computational Propaganda: The Book

Computational Propaganda: The Book

We're very pleased to announce the publication of the project's first book, Computational Propaganda: Political Parties, Politicians, and Political Manipulation on Social Media, edited by Sam Woolley and Phil Howard. The book, ...
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