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    Jonathan Bright

    Researcher

    Jonathan Bright is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute who specialises in computational approaches to the social and political sciences. He has two major research interests: exploring the ways in which new digital technologies are changing political participation; and investigating how new forms of data can enable local and national governments to make better decisions.

    Jonathan is the Principle Investigator for the Oxford Internet Institute’s Alternative News Networks research project. This project is examining how to understand the health of the UK online information ecosystem and includes the tracking of the spread of divisive and misleading content.

    Conference papers

    • Camargo, C.Q., Bright, J., McNeill, G., Raman, S. and Hale, S.A. (2020) "Estimating Traffic Disruption Patterns with Volunteered Geographic Information", Scientific Reports. England. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. 10 (1) 252.
    • Vogl, T., Seidelin, C., Ganesh, B. and Bright, J. (2019) "Algorithmic Bureaucracy", 20th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research on - dg.o 2019. 20th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, 18 – 20 June 2019. ACM Press. 148-153.
    • Hale, S., McNeill, G. and Bright, J. (2017) "Where’d it go? How geographic and force-directed layouts affect network task performance", EuroVis Workshop on Reproducibility, Verification, and Validation in Visualization (EuroRV3). EuroVis Workshop on Reproducibility, Verification, and Validation in Visualization (EuroRV3), Barcelona, Spain. Eurographics Association.
    • Bright, J.M. and Voigt, C. (2016) "The Lightweight Smart City and Biases in Repurposed Big Data", Second International Conference on Human and Social Analytics. The Second International Conference on Human and Social Analytics. International Academy Research and Industry Association.

    Journal articles

    Reports

    • Gagliardone, I., Pohjonen, M., Beyene, Z., Zerai, A., Aynekulu, G., Bekalu, M., Bright, J., Moges, M.A., Seifu, M., Stremlau, N., Taflan, P., Gebrewolde, T.M. and Teferra, Z. (2016) "Mechachal: Online Debates and Elections in Ethiopia - From Hate Speech to Engagement in Social Media" In: Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy. Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy.
    • Bright, J., Margetts, H.Z., Wang, N. and Hale, S.A. (2015) Explaining Usage Patterns in Open Government Data: The Case of Data.Gov.UK.
    • Bright, J.M., Margetts, H., Hale, S. and Yasseri, T. (2014) "The use of social media for research and analysis: a feasibility study" In: Report of research carried out by the Oxford Internet Institute on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. Department for Work and Pensions.

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