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Phil Howard
Oxford Prof & Author. Director. LATEST BOOK Computational Propaganda: Political Parties, Politicians, and Political Manipulation on Social Media
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Phil Howard 6h
It is easy to donate blood, sperm, eggs, and organs, but virtually impossible to donate own medical data posthumously. This is ethically unacceptable. Our argument behind new open access book
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Phil Howard Jan 8
wonderful news, our colleague now OBE! Well earned, well deserved.
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Phil Howard Dec 18
The other side of the picture! it turns out the RT story on us used photo that wasn't about protesting Clinton, was her rally Atlanta specifically for talking about race and social justice. Some chanters had Anthony Hill poster
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ComProp Research Dec 17
The new COMPROP working paper provides the first major analysis of the data provided by social media firms to the Senate Intelligence Committee. See coverage of the report in : And read the full report here:
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Phil Howard Dec 17
Hey twitterverse, does anyone happen to have an image from other side of the stage? I'm curious about what this person's poster says. Or perhaps its actually a map.
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Sandra Wachter Dec 11
Check out my profile -now also online on how to keep AI trustworthy & honest with counterfactual explanations and reasonable inferences
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Phil Howard Dec 9
3/... The old banner ad model includes a 1/100 step, why skip this? It would be important if dealing with the entire population surfing open internet. With preselected panel of "persuadables", made possible with Fbk data mining services, the ads go direct to the right people.
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Phil Howard Dec 9
2/... Why think online banner ads the same as Facebook ads? Wanted to be conservative with this modelling, very likely that click through on pre-selected "persuadable" users at the height of the campaign would be higher. (The campaign itself tested goal was 30%/50% conversion.)
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Phil Howard Dec 9
My responses to 3 best questions so far: 1/.... 80 million users but only 48 million UK voters in total, is whole calculation off? Nope, still the best model. The estimate is 80 million *impressions* over 10 days, very likely at least 8 million humans clicking through.
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Phil Howard Dec 9
Thank you twitterverse for close read & critique of court briefing. Helped catch spots where I should have referred to "impressions" rather than "users", so have fixed in the Erratum.
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Phil Howard Nov 30
the replication data from 11 data memos now all up online: covering multiple political events across UK, US, Germany, France, Mexico, Sweden, Brazil
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Phil Howard Nov 29
Wonderful to have Danie Stockman in action speaking about "public opinion management" in Chinese social media
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Phil Howard Nov 21
If the traditional stats articles in journals are averaging 27% explained variation, then on average 27% of the articles in journals should be traditional stats articles. The rest qualitative, comparative, computational
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Oxford Internet Institute Nov 21
Will tech help unions make a comeback? Featuring research from the OII:
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Phil Howard Nov 21
for political communication research to stay relevant, the we need to produce more manuscripts using qualitative, comparative, and computational methods, cultivate these from students, and publish them in peer review journals.
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Phil Howard Nov 21
+300 large N research papers over 20 years in , and average model for internet use and civic engagement had 12 variables explain 27% of variation in outcomes. ...so 73% of the variation explained by things not in the models. by
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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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