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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.

OxTEC: Elections, technology and political campaigning in the United Kingdom

OxTEC: Elections, technology and political campaigning in the United Kingdom

OxTEC’s final report, by Phil Howard and Lisa-Maria Neudert, sets out a series of recommendations aimed at securing the information infrastructure of elections and creating a trusted environment for the ...
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OxTEC: The market of disinformation

OxTEC: The market of disinformation

This report by Oxford Information Labs examines the impact of algorithmic changes made by social media platforms, designed to curb the spread of disinformation, through the lens of digital marketing.  ...
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OxTEC: Political campaigning - the law, the gaps and the way forward

OxTEC: Political campaigning – the law, the gaps and the way forward

This OxTEC report by Ravi Naik looks into the legal framework surrounding digital political campaigning and the current regulatory gaps in this area. The report also sets out a series ...
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The Global Disinformation Order: 2019 Global Inventory of Organised Social Media Manipulation

The Global Disinformation Order: 2019 Global Inventory of Organised Social Media Manipulation

Over the past three years, we have monitored the global organization of social media manipulation by governments and political parties. Our 2019 report analyses the trends of computational propaganda and ...
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OxTEC: Literature review on elections, political campaigning and democracy

OxTEC: Literature review on elections, political campaigning and democracy

Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC) have released a literature review looking at how scholars have theorized the influence of digital technology on democracy. The report summarizes scholarly texts on ...
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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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Commentary: A Way to Detect the Next Russian Misinformation Campaign

Commentary: A Way to Detect the Next Russian Misinformation Campaign

ComProp Director Phil Howard argues in the New York Times that tech platforms should be required to publish a public archive of all ads to prevent and expose misinformation campaigns in ...
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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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