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Phil Howard
Oxford Prof & Author. Director. LATEST BOOK : How May Set Us Free Or Lock Us Up. Now catching computational propaganda
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Phil Howard May 17
Tonight's speaker Professor Young Mie Kim takes the podium for her talk on "conviction publics" and targetted advertisements.
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Phil Howard May 17
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Phil Howard May 16
Congratulations to Eric Meyer new appointment at UT Austin. I'd like to think I'm not so much losing a faculty colleague, but gaining...a Dean colleague!
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Phil Howard May 16
OII’s Eric Meyer appointed Dean of UT Austin’s School of Information
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Oxford Internet Institute May 14
Tomorrow at 13:00 Gracie Bradley from talks about the GDPR, human rights, and immigration enforcement!
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Phil Howard May 12
Meet the group that measures censorship and internet shutdowns around the world
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Phil Howard May 11
Inside the global war to finally put an end to the world's data pirates via
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Phil Howard May 8
Cambridge Analytica: how did it turn clicks into votes?
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Phil Howard May 7
Ontario parties already 'microtargeting' voters online as official campaign start approaches | CBC News
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Phil Howard May 6
Cambridge Analytica, AggregateIQ and the Facebook scandal: A guide to who’s accused of what /via
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Oxford Internet Institute May 2
New paper out today! Researchers from OII and the Alan Turing Institute have conducted the first systemic study of Urban Dictionary. Read on:
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Phil Howard May 2
ungh first conviction under Malaysia's new "fake news" law ....for criticising slow response time of police (the police disagreed) Danish man first to be convicted under Malaysia 'fake news' law
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Phil Howard May 1
4) no threat to local elections I'm being asked if threat to local elections (it isn't). please a quick methods note blog post! We must put out own working papers or data memos when we do this work, and stay close to findings. Let journo make story and headline.
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Phil Howard May 1
3) been wrong before The 40-pager on Russia-Brexit was also turned into clickbait. Journos added 's "We found Brexit bots" + "RU makes bots" = "RU Brexit Bots Caused Brexit." We then couldn't find:
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Phil Howard May 1
2) exaggerated Russian influence Writeup suggests many accounts were tweeting in Russian, so unlikely to influence UK voters. Homegrown alt-right has been doing much more damage to public conversation on Twitter. The idea that this moved pub opinion 15 points is inane.
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Phil Howard May 1
1) huge method leaps Not enough detail to get to the conclusion. Did journos do ad hoc look at positive / negative valence? "painstaking" isn't a method detail: hand code? or worse autocoded? we don't automate valence in political text...too many mistakes.
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Phil Howard May 1
great critique threads by & of unprofessional "Russia helped Corbyn" conclusions. My response: huge method leaps; exaggerated Russian influence; been wrong before; no threat to local elections.
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The Economist May 1
Citizens should not need to rely on the “ethical conscience” of tech companies to know their fundamental rights are protected, says of . Do you agree? Join the debate
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Oxford Internet Institute Apr 30
Are our online lives becoming private again? New piece by OII's Sandra Wachter for the BBC - read on:
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Phil Howard Apr 28
investigate backfire effects of misinformation as a postdoc with Dr. Magdalena Wojcieszak at UVA:
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