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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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Sandra Wachter Nov 15
I am extremely honored and humbled to be appointed as a Academic Affiliate at Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the
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Oxford Internet Institute Nov 15
Congratulations to the OII's Professor Vili Lehdonvirta, who has been appointed to the EU Commission's Expert Group on the Online Platform Economy and High-Level Expert Group on Digital Transformation and EU Labour Markets! 🌏
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Phil Howard Nov 14
Fabulous day of cutting edge, state of the art, critical inquiry and social data science at with our new dphil cohort posters
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Phil Howard Nov 14
The has been a spectacular institution for debate. Making it a platform for Steve Bannon is a mistake, he's done too much to choke public discourse and poison debate. much of what he produces is simply junk news:
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Wolfie Christl Nov 7
Whoa, and Tactical Tech purchased 1 million dating profiles for 136€ from a data broker, including photos, emails, personality traits, sexual orientation, and more. Where does this data come from? Report on a vast network of 'dating brokers':
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Ezra Klein Nov 6
My 5-point plan to improve American elections 1. No one waits more than 30 minutes to vote. 2. Election day is a holiday. 3. Nationwide automatic voter registration 4. Vote-by-mail available 5. All voting machines produce paper readouts, post-election audits are standard
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Phil Howard Nov 7
our new colleague on the Hungarian government's turn against social research: "Orban’s Government vs. The Social Sciences" We'll be welcoming him here .
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Phil Howard Nov 4
Replying to @_HGZ_
Fascinating! A lot of misinformation research is getting peer reviewed, much of it about Twitter. Social media firms often say they have internal processes for identifying manipulation and spam. Alas we can't independently verify much of what is said here. Could be true.
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ComProp Research Nov 2
‘Junk news’ still rising, study finds, as US midterms near via
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Mimie Liotsiou Nov 1
Our Junk News Aggregator covered in detail on , discussing all 3 tools: the full interactive Aggregator, that updates hourly and shows content up to a month old, plus the daily visual overview tool, and the daily top-10 tool.
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Nahema Marchal Nov 1
This week, launched the Junk News Aggregator, a public and interactive tool to help you sift through the mass of misinformation and disinformation circulating on Facebook in real-time
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Phil Howard Nov 1
Pleased to show off new analytical tool, our "Junk News Aggregator" See what extremist, sensationalist, conspiratorial and other junk news content is circulating -- in realtime -- on Facebook:
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Phil Howard Nov 1
Latest from on : 1. more junk on Twitter now than 2016 2. audience for Facebook junk news has greatly expanded 3. candidates themselves are rarely used as a direct source for political information
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ComProp Research Nov 1
Replying to @polbots
Less than five percent of the information sources in our data collection are from public agencies, experts, or the political candidates themselves. Find the data memo and a detailed supplement with notes on methods at
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ComProp Research Nov 1
Replying to @polbots
In a worrying development, junk news once consumed by President Trump’s support base and the far-right is now being consumed by more mainstream conservative social media users 3/4
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ComProp Research Nov 1
Replying to @polbots
Main findings (based on analysis of 2.5 million tweets and 6,986 Facebook pages over a 30-day period): the amount of junk news in circulation over social media is greater than it was during the 2016 US presidential election 2/4
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ComProp Research Nov 1
New research from the project assesses the prevalence of junk news and political information in the lead up the US Midterms: , , , 1/4
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Phil Howard Oct 31
Ships tomorrow! the first wave of country case studies edited by and I on computational propaganda and what we've learned with multimethod investigations in: Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, & United States
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Oxford Internet Institute Oct 30
We are thrilled to announce that Dr Safiya Noble will be joining the OII as a Senior Research Fellow in 2019! Dr Noble's work on the impacts of digital media, and its intersection with gender, race, and culture, is world-leading. Read on:
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Oxford Internet Institute Oct 30
We are also very happy to announce that Professor Balazs Vedres will be joining us as a Senior Research Fellow in 2019! Prof Vedres is a pioneer in the field of network science, and has done path-breaking work in this area. Find out more:
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