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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.

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OxTEC: A report on anti-disinformation initiatives

Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC) has released their first report, written and researched by BBC Monitoring’s specialist Disinformation Team. The report investigates fake news landscapes around the world and ...
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Junk News during the EU Parliamentary Elections

Junk News during the EU Parliamentary Elections

Access to accurate information about politics and electoral processes is critical to the health of democratic systems. With this in mind, this data memo examines the quality and quantity of ...
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News and Information over Facebook and WhatsApp during the Indian Election Campaign

News and Information over Facebook and WhatsApp during the Indian Election Campaign

Social media platforms have become an important source of political news and information for voters in India’s national election. To evaluate the quality of sources and images being shared, we ...
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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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