Computational Propaganda 2017


Notes:

  • Political bots
  • Weaponized narrative

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See also:

Persona Management Software


Computational propaganda worldwide: Executive summary
SC Woolley, PN Howard – 2017 – … .wpengine.netdna-cdn.com
Executive Summary The Computational Propaganda Research Project at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, has researched the use of social media for public opinion manipulation. The team involved 12 researchers across nine countries who, altogether …

Junk News and Bots during the US Election: What Were Michigan Voters Sharing Over Twitter?
PN Howard, G Bolsover, B Kollanyi, S Bradshaw… – 2017 – … .wpengine.netdna-cdn.com
ABSTRACT Computational propaganda distributes large amounts of misinformation about politics and public policy over social media platforms. The combination of automation and propaganda can significantly impact public opinion during important policy debates …

Computational propaganda in Poland: False amplifiers and the digital public sphere
R Gorwa – 2017 – trybun.org.pl
Abstract This report provides the first overview of political bots, fake accounts, and other false amplifiers in Poland. Based on extensive interviews with political campaign managers, journalists, activists, employees of social media marketing firms, and civil society groups, the …

Computational Propaganda in Germany: A Cautionary Tale
LMN Neudert – 2017 – comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk
Abstract Political actors are using algorithms in efforts to sway public opinion. In some circumstances, the ways coded automation interacts with or affects human users are unforeseeable. In others, individuals and organizations build software that purposefully …

Computational Propaganda in the United States of America: Manufacturing Consensus Online
SC Woolley, DR Guilbeault – … Propgaganda Research Project, 2017 – comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk
Abstract Do bots have the capacity to influence the flow of political information over social media? This working paper answers this question through two methodological avenues: A) a qualitative analysis of how political bots were used to support United States presidential …

Computational Propaganda in Brazil: Social Bots During Elections
D Arnaudo – 2017 – comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk
Abstract Computational propaganda can take the form of automated accounts (bots) spreading information, algorithmic manipulation and the spread of fake news to shape public opinion, amongst other methods. These techniques are being used in combination …

Computational Propaganda in Canada: The Use of Political Bots
F McKelvey, E Dubois – The Computational Propaganda …, 2017 – comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk
Abstract Are bots active in Canada? Yes. Are they influential? Maybe. Using a combination of quantitative social media analysis, content analysis of news articles and qualitative interviews, we study the use of political bots in Canada. We identify four kinds of bots …

Computational Propaganda in Russia: The Origins of Digital Misinformation
S Sanovich – Working Paper, 2017 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
Abstract Digital propaganda of the Russian government seeks to insulate Putin’s leadership from any domestic challengers and aid in his foreign policy ventures, which increasingly sets Russian interests off against the West. Yet the propaganda tools, including trolls and bots …

Social Media and News Sources during the 2017 UK General Election
J Gallacher, M Kaminska, B Kollanyi… – … from comprop. oii …, 2017 – comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk
… When junk news is backed by automation, either through dissemination algorithms that the platform operators cannot fully explain or through political bots that promote content in a pre- programmed way, political actors have powerful tools for computational propaganda.[9] Both …

Propaganda in the digital age
C Bjola – 2017 – Taylor & Francis
… Data memo. Project on Computational Propaganda. Retrieved from http://comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk/ wp-content/uploads/sites/89/2017/03/What-Were-Michigan-Voters-Sharing-Over-Twitter-v2.pdf [Google Scholar]) … Data memo. Project on Computational Propaganda …

Computational Social Science to Gauge Online Extremism
E Ferrara – arXiv preprint arXiv:1701.08170, 2017 – arxiv.org
… In eCrime Researchers Summit (eCRS), 2013, pages 1–12. IEEE, 2013. [27] PN Howard and B. Kollanyi. Bots, #strongerin, and #brexit: Computational propaganda during the uk-eu referendum. Available at SSRN 2798311, 2016. Page 16. January 2017 …

Junk News and Bots during the French Presidential Election: What Are French Voters Sharing Over Twitter In Round Two?
PN Howard, S Bradshaw, B Kollanyi, G Bolsolver – 2017 – comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk
… ABSTRACT Computational propaganda distributes large amounts of misinformation about politics and public policy over social media platforms … Computational propaganda flourished during the 2016 US Presidential Election …

Contagion dynamics of extremist propaganda in social networks
E Ferrara – Information Sciences, 2017 – Elsevier
Skip to main content …

Digital politics after Trump
D Karpf – Annals of the International Communication Association, 2017 – Taylor & Francis
… Meanwhile, the Oxford Internet Institute’s Project on Computational Propaganda has gathered data suggesting that a substantial proportion of Twitter traffic surrounding the 2016 election was being produced by automated accounts in the form of ‘botnets.’ Kollanyi, Howard, and …

Troops, Trolls and Troublemakers: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation
P Howard, P Bradshaw – 2017 – ora.ox.ac.uk
… 10 Government-sponsored accounts, web pages or applications ….. 10 Fake accounts and computational propaganda … Fake accounts and computational propaganda …

The Trump Campaign Computational Propaganda Challenge for the Indian Parliamentary Elections 2019
S Gopalkrishnan – Media Watch, 2017 – indianjournals.com
Digital technology tools like any computerized system have a viral tendency and what awaits the Indian Elections in 2019 is a Trump style sophisticated digital computational propaganda. Such tools are emerging as threats to democracies, especially like India, with a …

Computational Propaganda in China: An Alternative Model of a Widespread Practice
G Bolsover – comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk
Abstract Computational propaganda is a growing issue in Western democracies, with evidence of online opinion manipulation orchestrated by robots, fake accounts and misinformation in many recent political events. China, the country with the most …

Computational Propaganda and Political Big Data: Moving Toward a More Critical Research Agenda
G Bolsover, P Howard – 2017 – online.liebertpub.com
Computational propaganda has recently exploded into public consciousness. The US presidential campaign of 2016 was marred by evidence, which continues to emerge, of targeted political propaganda and the use of bots to distribute political messages on social …

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Computational Propaganda and Political Big Data
PN Howard, G Bolsover – Big data, 2017 – online.liebertpub.com
Computational propaganda—the use of information technologies for political purposes—is on the rise. Many different kinds of political actors use a wide range of computational systems, social media platforms, and big data analytics to understand and manipulate public …

Computational Propaganda in Ukraine: Caught Between External Threats and Internal Challenges
M Zhdanova, D Orlova – Working Paper, 2017 – comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk
Abstract This working paper examines the state of computational propaganda in Ukraine, focusing on two major dimensions, Ukraine’s response to the challenges of external information attacks and the use of computational propaganda in internal political …

Can Public Diplomacy Survive The Internet?
EC BOTS – state.gov
… Remarks on “Public Diplomacy in a Post-Truth Society” Bruce Wharton, Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, California, March 20, 2017 DIGITAL’S DARK SIDE Computational Propaganda and Political …

Collective behaviour of social bots is encoded in their temporal Twitter activity
A Duh, MS Rupnik, D Korošak – arXiv preprint arXiv:1706.00077, 2017 – arxiv.org
… Page 2. Abstract: Computational propaganda deploys social or political bots to try to shape, steer and … susceptible targets for such entities. Computational propaganda uses of political bots in different roles, of malicious or of more …

Data Harm Record
J Redden, J Brand – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… Woolley and Howard define computational propaganda as involving ‘learning from and mimicking real people so as to manipulate public opinion across a diverse range of platforms and device networks’. Bots, automated programs …

Should We Regulate Digital Platforms?
V Dhar – Big data, 2017 – online.liebertpub.com
… I invited Phil Howard and Gillian Bolsover in November of 2016 to guest edit this special issue of Big Data on “Computational Propaganda.” I am delighted at the collection of academic papers that they have curated on the subject, which is front and center at the moment …

Trusted Innovation–Junk Science, Fake News, and Public Understanding of Artificial Intelligence and Climate Change
PN Howard – comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk
… The Oxford Internet Page 2. 2 Institute (OII) is the premier centre for the study of computational propaganda and has shown how coordinated misinformation campaigns are enabled by the very social media platforms people increasingly turn to for news …

Rumor Studies, Post-Truth, and Fake Everything
P Donovan – researchgate.net
… 13, 341-360. Samuel C. Woolley & Douglas Guilbeault, “Computational Propaganda in the United States of America: Manufacturing Consensus Online.” Samuel Woolley and Philip N. Howard, Eds. Working Paper 2017.5. Oxford, UK: Project on Computational Propaganda …

Russian Involvement and Junk News during Brexit
V Narayanan, PN Howard, B Kollanyi, M Elswah – comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk
… polarizing information on public life. COMPUTATIONAL PROPAGANDA AND THE BREXIT DEBATE Social media plays an important role in the circulation of ideas about public policy and politics. Political actors and governments …

Junk News and Bots during the German Parliamentary Election: What are German Voters Sharing over Twitter?
B Kollanyi, PN Howard – 2017 – comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk
… They are a pernicious means of spreading junk news over social networks of family and friends. Computational propaganda is the automated dissemination of fake news, misinformation, propaganda and other forms of junk news …

Can Technology Save Us?
JM Burkhardt – Library Technology Reports, 2017 – search.proquest.com
… To put it simply: the illusion of online support for a candidate can spur actual support through a bandwagon effect.34. The Computational Propaganda Research project has studied the use of political bots in nine countries around the world …

Junk News and Bots during the 2017 UK General Election: What Are UK Voters Sharing Over Twitter?
M Kaminska, B Kollanyi, PN Howard – comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk
… ABSTRACT Computational propaganda distributes large amounts of misinformation about politics and public policy over social media platforms … Computational propaganda flourished during the 2016 US Presidential Election …

Junk News and Bots during the German Federal Presidency Election: What Were German Voters Sharing Over Twitter?
B Kollanyi, PN Howard – … .wpengine.netdna-cdn.com
… ABSTRACT Computational propaganda distributes large amounts of misinformation about politics and public policy over social media platforms … Computational propaganda flourished during the 2016 US Presidential Election …

Moulding student emotions through computational psychology: affective learning technologies and algorithmic governance
B Williamson – Educational Media International, 2017 – Taylor & Francis
… Woolley, SC, & Howard, PN (2017). Computational propaganda worldwide: Executive summary. Working Paper 2017.11. Oxford: Project on Computational Propaganda. [Google Scholar]). Even some Silicon Valley engineers have …

Social Media, News and Political Information during the US Election: Was Polarizing Content Concentrated in Swing States?
B Kollanyi, S Bradshaw, LM Neudert – comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk
… COMPUTATIONAL PROPAGANDA AND THE 2016 US ELECTION Social media plays an important role in the circulation of ideas about public policy and politics … Computational propaganda flourished during the 2016 US Presidential Election …

Junk News and Bots during the French Presidential Election: What Are French Voters Sharing Over Twitter?
S Bradshaw, B Kollanyi, C Desigaud, G Bolsover – comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk
… ABSTRACT Computational propaganda distributes large amounts of misinformation about politics and public policy over social media platforms … Computational propaganda flourished during the 2016 US Presidential Election …

Nine Links in the Chain: The Weaponized Narrative, Sun Tzu, and the Essence of War
S Tzu – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… Recent uses of weaponized narrative are as different from old-school propaganda as the nuclear weapon is from the conventional bomb (eg, computational propaganda effects).[5] Yet, ample traditional strategy applies, and Sun Tzu offers nine principles applicable to the use of …

How Fake News Spreads
JM Burkhardt – Library Technology Reports, 2017 – search.proquest.com
… 10. Project on Computational Propaganda, November 2016), http://comprop.oii.ox.ac .uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/89/2016/11/Data-Memo- US-Election.pdf; Paul Roderick Gregory, “Inside Putin’s Campaign of Social Media Trolling and Fake Ukrainian Crimes,” Forbes, May 11 …

Bot-hunters eye mischief in German election
K Kupferschmidt – 2017 – science.sciencemag.org
… influence. Lisa-Maria Neudert of the Computational Propaganda Project at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom is comparing current bot activity to patterns seen during Germany’s presidential elections last February …

Conclusion: Where to from Here for Professional Journalism?
D Bossio – Journalism and Social Media, 2017 – Springer
… elections. The use of ‘junk news’, automated through dissemination algorithms or bots that promote specific content, has been a significant part of so-called ‘computational propaganda’ used during the French elections. Indeed …

Why Social Media May Have Won the 2017 General Election
H Margetts – The Political Quarterly, 2017 – Wiley Online Library
… non-party campaigns; organisations and individuals generating content on social media aimed at changing voters’ preferences, but with no clearly indicated affiliation or aim, which includes so-called fake news and increasingly sophisticated computational propaganda (or ‘bots …

Social media, civic engagement, and the slacktivism hypothesis: lessons from Mexico’s “El Bronco”
P Howard, S Savage, C Flores-Saviaga, C Toxtli… – 2017 – ora.ox.ac.uk
… Samuel C. Woolley and Philip N. Howard, “Political Communication, Computational Propaganda, and Autonomous Agents — Introduction,” International Journal of Communication 10 (2016): 9. 21 Christensen, “Political Activities on the Internet.” …

Disinformation and social bot operations in the run up to the 2017 French presidential election
E Ferrara – 2017 – papers.ssrn.com
Page 1. Electronic copy available at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2995809 DISINFORMATION AND SOCIAL BOT OPERATIONS IN THE RUN UP TO THE 2017 FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION EMILIO FERRARA UNIVERSITY …

How the Trump Campaign Built a Political Porn Site to Sell the Pleasures of Hate: What Do We Do Now?
T Essig – Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 2017 – Taylor & Francis
… Bots and automation over twitter during the US election. Data Memo 2016.4. Oxford , England: Project on Computational Propaganda. Retrieved April 30, 2017, http://comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk/wp- content/uploads/sites/89/2016/11/Data-Memo-US-Election.pdf [Google Scholar]) …

Japan’s 2014 General Election: Political Bots, Right-Wing Internet Activism, and Prime Minister Shinz? Abe’s Hidden Nationalist Agenda
F Schäfer, S Evert, P Heinrich – Big data, 2017 – online.liebertpub.com
… online support army of Abe’s agenda. Keywords: Twitter; social bots; computational propaganda; internet right-wingers; Japan’s 2014 general elec- tion; populism; near-duplicate detection Introduction In the midst of summer …

Alternative facts and fake news entering journalistic content production cycle
M Himma-Kadakas – Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An …, 2017 – epress.lib.uts.edu.au
… routine channels. Governmental officials as routine sources have been seen as trustworthy, but social media with its distribution of computational propaganda (Desigaud et al. 2017) may lead to the notion of trustworthiness. The …

Social Bots: Human-Like by Means of Human Control?
C Grimme, M Preuss, L Adam, H Trautmann – Big data, 2017 – online.liebertpub.com
… 2016. Bots and automation over twitter during the US election. Tech. Rep. Data Memo 2016.4, Oxford, UK: Project on Computational Propaganda, www.politicalbots.org. 13. J Weedon, W Nuland, A Stamos. Information operations on facebook. Tech. Rep. 1, Facebook, Inc. 2017 …

Computational social science methodology, anyone?
JJ Hox – Methodology: European Journal of Research Methods …, 2017 – psycnet.apa.org
… of the pro-Clinton tweets were generated by bots. These tweets were dubbed as “Computational Propaganda.” Another example of dubious data quality was found by Madden et al. (2013), who report that in a study about privacy …

Social Simulation Models at the Ethical Crossroads
P Sobkowicz – Science and engineering ethics, 2017 – Springer
… Computational propaganda in Poland: False amplifiers and the digital public sphere … 2, Project on Computational Propaganda, University of Oxford.Google Scholar. Grubaugh, ND, Ladner, JT, Kraemer, MU, Dudas, G., Tan, AL, Gangavarapu, K., et al. (2017) …

Uses and abuses of AI in election campaigns
A Knott – ai-and-society.wiki.otago.ac.nz
Page 1. Uses and abuses of AI in election campaigns Alistair Knott 1 / 29 Page 2. Overview This talk centres on the role of a data analytics company, Cambridge Analytica, in the Brexit and Trump election campaigns. 2 / 29 Page 3. Overview …

Written Evidence Submitted to the House of Commons-Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s Inquiry on Fake News
C Fuchs – 2017 – westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk
… BuzzFeed, 7 December 2016. Woolley, Samuel C. and Douglas Guilbeault. 2017. Computational Propaganda in the United States of America: Manufacturing Consensus Online. Working Paper 2017.5. Oxford: Project on Computational Propaganda. 7 Page 8 …

How Automated Writing Systems Affect the Circulation of Political Information Online
T Laquintano, A Vee – Literacy in Composition Studies, 2017 – licsjournal.org
… 2016. Lecture notes. Howard, Philip, Samantha Bradshaw, and Bence Kollyani, et al. [Computational Propaganda Group] … Computational Propaganda Project, 22 Apr 2017. Web. 15 June 2017. Johnson, Tim, and Greg Gordon …

Extracting Graph Topological Information and Users’ Opinion
M Lai, M Tambuscio, V Patti, G Ruffo… – International Conference of …, 2017 – Springer
… votes are so predictable? Br. J. Polit. Sci. 23(04), 409–451 (1993)CrossRefGoogle Scholar. 4. Howard, PN, Kollanyi, B.: Bots, #strongerin, and #brexit: computational propaganda during the uk-eu referendum. ArXiv e-prints (2016 …

The Political Economy of Robots
R Kiggins – Springer
… He currently serves as the project manager of two research projects focused on the study of politicized social bots: the European Research Council supported ‘Computational Propaganda (CompProp)’project at the Oxford Internet Institute and the National Science Foundation …

The Political Economy of Robots: Prospects for Prosperity and Peace in the Automated 21st Century
R Kiggins – 2017 – books.google.com
… He currently serves as the project manager of two research projects focused on the study of politicized social bots: the European Research Council supported ‘Computational Propaganda (CompProp)’project at the Oxford Internet Institute and the National Science Foundation …

Beyond Mad?: The Race For Artificial General Intelligence
A Ramamoorthy, R Yampolskiy – 2017 – itu.int
… communication networks. Much as these scenarios remind us of science fiction, it is worth noting that we encounter reports of computational propaganda or technology-assisted disinformation with increasing regularity. On a …

Is it time for an offence of ‘dishonest algorithmic manipulation for electoral gain’?
DJB Svantesson… – Alternative Law Journal, 2017 – journals.sagepub.com
Algorithms impact important aspects of our lives and of society. There are now strong concerns about algorithmic manipulation, used by domestic actors or foreig…

The fourth era of political communication
HA Semetko, H Tworzecki – The Routledge Handbook of …, 2017 – books.google.com
… Page 442. “computational propaganda,” meaning automated “bots” and other algorithms that can catapult a message into a heralded “viral” or “trending” status that then feeds traditional news agendas … Howard, P.(2012)“Computational Propaganda Project”[Online] …

BreXLiMe: A Semantically Enriched Brexit Dataset Using Cross-Lingual and Cross-Media Knowledge Extraction
L Zhang, M Färber, S Thoma, M Acosta, A Rettinger – people.aifb.kit.edu
… References 1. Howard, PN, Kollanyi, B.: Bots, #strongerin, and #brexit: Computational propaganda during the UK-EU referendum. CoRR abs/1606.06356 (2016) 2. Llewellyn, C., Cram, L.: Brexit? analyzing opinion on the UK-EU referendum within twitter …

How to Manipulate Social Media: Analyzing Political Astroturfing Using Ground Truth Data from South Korea.
FB Keller, D Schoch, S Stier, JH Yang – ICWSM, 2017 – researchgate.net
… 579–582. Palo Alto, CA: AAAI Press. Howard, PN, and Kollanyi, B. 2016. Bots, #Strongerin, and #Brexit: Computational propaganda during the UK-EU Referendum. King, G.; Pan, J.; and Roberts, ME forthcoming. How the Chinese …

The Ethics of Political Bots: Should We Allow Them For Personal Use?
J Haeg – 2017 – papers.ssrn.com
… This evolution has attracted academic and political interest from many3, 1. Bessi and Ferrara (2016). 2. See, eg, Miller (2017); guilbeault and Woolley (2016). 3. See, eg, oxford’s “computational Propaganda Project”: http://comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk/ Page 3. Volume 5, Issue 2 …

# Islamexit: inter-group antagonism on Twitter
G Evolvi – Information, Communication & Society, 2017 – Taylor & Francis

Rapid Developments in Artificial Intelligence
M Boyd, N Wilson – Regulatory Issues – victoria.ac.nz
Page 36. Page 36–Policy Quarterly–Volume 13, Issue 4–November 2017 Matthew Boyd and Nick Wilson Introduction Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have opened opportunities in a range of human endeavours (NSTC Committee on Technology, 2016) …

Real Talk About Fake News: Towards a Better Theory for Platform Governance
N Syed – Yale LJF, 2017 – HeinOnline
Page 1. THE YALE LAW JOURNAL FORUM OCTOBER 9, 2017 Real Talk About Fake News: Towards a Better Theory for Platform Governance Nabiha Syed Following the 2016 US presidential election, “fake news” has dominated …

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media
C Cadwalladr – The Guardian, 2017 – dhushara.com
… Sam Woolley of the Oxford Internet Institute’s computational propaganda institute tells me that one third of all traffic on Twitter before the EU referendum was automated “bots” – accounts that are programmed to look like people, to act like people, and to change the conversation …

The Brexit Botnet and User-Generated Hyperpartisan News
MT Bastos, D Mercea – Social Science Computer Review, 2017 – journals.sagepub.com
In this article, we uncover a network of Twitterbots comprising 13493 accounts that tweeted the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, only to di…

Reflections on networks, human behaviour, and social dynamics in the digital age
T Tsekeris, C Tsekeris, I Katerelos – AI & SOCIETY, 2017 – Springer
… have raised seri- ous questions about the future of evidence-based govern- ance, the lack of accountability and quality control, and the influence of amplified, distorted or fake online news, algo- rithmic communication, political bots (or computational propaganda), and social …

Detecting Bots on Russian Political Twitter
D Stukal, S Sanovich, R Bonneau, JA Tucker – Big data, 2017 – online.liebertpub.com
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Mapping social dynamics on Facebook: The Brexit debate
M Del Vicario, F Zollo, G Caldarelli, A Scala… – Social Networks, 2017 – Elsevier
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The Ethics of Using Social Media in Fisheries Research
GG Monkman, M Kaiser, K Hyder – Reviews in Fisheries Science & …, 2017 – Taylor & Francis

Big Data and Automation in Strategic Communication
M Wiesenberg, A Zerfass, A Moreno – International Journal of …, 2017 – Taylor & Francis
Page 1. Big Data and Automation in Strategic Communication Markus Wiesenberga, Ansgar Zerfassa,b, and Angeles Morenoc aInstitute of Communication and Media Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany; bDepartment for …

Economic efficiency versus democracy: On the potential role of competition policy in regulating digital Markets in Times of post-truth politics
J Drexl – 2017 – papers.ssrn.com
Page 1. Electronic copy available at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2881191 Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Research Paper Series M ax Planck Institute for Innovation and Com petition Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Research Paper No …

Is the First Amendment Obsolete?
T Wu – 2017 – papers.ssrn.com
Page 1. Electronic copy available at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3096337 IS THE FIRST AMENDMENT OBSOLETE? TIM WU Page 2. Electronic copy available at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3096337 ABOUT EMERGING THREATS …

Measuring social spam and the effect of bots on information diffusion in social media
E Ferrara – arXiv preprint arXiv:1708.08134, 2017 – arxiv.org
Page 1. Measuring social spam and the effect of bots on information diffusion in social media Emilio Ferrara Abstract Bots have been playing a crucial role in online platform ecosystems, as efficient and automatic tools to generate …

Educating Silicon Valley: Corporate education reform and the reproduction of the techno-economic revolution
B Williamson – Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural …, 2017 – Taylor & Francis

” Everything I Disagree With is# FakeNews”: Correlating Political Polarization and Spread of Misinformation
MH Ribeiro, PH Calais, VAF Almeida… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2017 – arxiv.org
… arXiv preprint arXiv:1703.03895 (2017). [17] Philip N Howard and Bence Kollanyi. 2016. Bots,# StrongerIn, and# Brexit: computational propaganda during the UK-EU Referendum. Browser Download is Paper (2016). [18] DJ Isenberg. 1986 …

Surveillance and the Formation of Public Policy
OH Gandy Jr – Surveillance & Society, 2017 – search.proquest.com
… Woolley, Samuel C. and Philip N. Howard. 2016. “Political Communication, Computational Propaganda, and Autonomous Agents.” International Journal of Communication 10: 4882-90. Available at: http://iioc.org/index.php/iioc/article/viewFile/6298/1809. Zuboff, S. 2015 …

AI as a Threat to Democracy: Towards an Empirically Grounded Theory
V Berisha – 2017 – diva-portal.org
Page 1. AI as a Threat to Democracy: Towards an Empirically Grounded Theory. Visar Berisha Master Thesis, Political Science Department of Government, Uppsala University Autumn 2017 Supervised by Professor Joakim Palme Page 2. Abstract …

Can Humans Detect the Authenticity of Social Media Accounts?
C Sandy, P Rusconi, S Li – 2017 – epubs.surrey.ac.uk
… 16, pp. 2019-2036, 2014 [4] A. Caspi, and P. Gorsky, “Online deception: prevalence, motivation, emotion,” Cyberpsychol Behav, vol. 9, pp. 54-59, 2006. [5] PN Howard, and B. Kollanyi, “Bots,# StrongerIn, and# Brexit: computational propaganda during the UK-EU referendum …

A survey on political event analysis in Twitter
M Korakakis, E Spyrou… – Semantic and Social Media …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Page 1. A Survey on Political Event Analysis in Twitter Michalis Korakakis Department of Informatics Ionian University Corfu, Greece E-mail: michalis.korakakis@gmail.com Evaggelos Spyrou Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications …

An Analysis of the Twitter Discussion on the 2016 Austrian Presidential Elections
E Kušen, M Strembeck – arXiv preprint arXiv:1707.09939, 2017 – arxiv.org
Page 1. arXiv:1707.09939v1 [cs.SI] 31 Jul 2017 An Analysis of the Twitter Discussion on the 2016 Austrian Presidential Elections Ema Kušen1 and Mark Strembeck1, 2,3 1 Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU …

From code to discourse: social media and linkage mechanisms in deliberative systems
BA Lyons – Journal of Public Deliberation, 2017 – search.proquest.com
… rectly disconcerting is growing concern that political bots may distort these opinion. climates by way of computational propaganda (Bessi & Ferrara, 2016; Woolley & … Automation, algorithms, and politics|. Political communication, computational propaganda, and autonomous …

Algorithms, Machine Learning, and Speech: The Future of the First Amendment in a Digital World
S Wiley – 2017 – search.proquest.com
… people on social media are becoming a regular tool for lobbyists, activists, and political. campaigns to spread information or computational propaganda.137 Computational. propaganda is the assemblage of social media platforms, autonomous agents, and big.

Using deep learning to derive basic characteristics of Facebook users: an application on the Brexit campaign
M Mancosu, G Bobba – researchgate.net
Page 1. 1 Using deep learning to derive basic characteristics of Facebook users: an application on the Brexit campaign Moreno Mancosu (Collegio Carlo Alberto) moreno.mancosu@carloalberto. org Giuliano Bobba (University of Torino and Collegio Carlo Alberto) …

Dealing with Disinformation: Evaluating the Case for CDA 230 Amendment
T Hwang – 2017 – papers.ssrn.com
… 14 See Samuel C. Woolley & Philip N. Howard, Computational propaganda worldwide: Executive summary (2017), available at http://comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk/publishing/working- papers/computational- propaganda-worldwide-executive-summary/; Klint Finley Klint Finley Security …

Education policy research in the big data era: Methodological frontiers, misconceptions, and challenges
Y Wang – 2017 – scholarworks.gsu.edu
Page 1. Georgia State University ScholarWorks @ Georgia State University Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications Department of Educational Policy Studies 2017 Education Policy Research in the Big Data Era: Methodological Frontiers, Misconceptions, and …

Mediatized Populisms| Digital Populism: Trolls and Political Polarization of Twitter in Turkey
E Bulut, E Yörük – International Journal of Communication, 2017 – ijoc.org
Page 1. International Journal of Communication 11(2017), 4093–4117 1932–8036/20170005 Copyright © 2017 (Ergin Bulut and Erdem Yörük). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non- commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd). Available at http://ijoc.org …

Digital Populism: Trolls and Political Polarization of Twitter in Turkey.
E BULUT, E YÖRÜK – International Journal of …, 2017 – search.ebscohost.com
Page 1. International Journal of Communication 11(2017), 4093–4117 1932–8036/20170005 Copyright © 2017 (Ergin Bulut and Erdem Yörük). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non- commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd). Available at http://ijoc.org …

Beyond opening up the black box: Investigating the role of algorithmic systems in Wikipedian organizational culture
RS Geiger – Big Data & Society, 2017 – journals.sagepub.com
Scholars and practitioners across domains are increasingly concerned with algorithmic transparency and opacity, interrogating the values and assumptions embedde…

Stance and influence of Twitter users regarding the Brexit referendum
M Gr?ar, D Cherepnalkoski, I Mozeti?… – Computational social …, 2017 – Springer
Social media are an important source of information about the political issues, reflecting, as well as influencing, public mood. We present an analysis of Twitter data, collected over 6 weeks before t.

Predicting the Brexit Vote by Tracking and Classifying Public Opinion Using Twitter Data
JCAD Lopez, S Collignon-Delmar, K Benoit… – Statistics, Politics and …, 2017 – degruyter.com
AbstractWe use 23M Tweets related to the EU referendum in the UK to predict the Brexit vote. In particular, we use user-generated labels known as hashtags to build training sets related to the Leave/Remain campaign. Next, we train SVMs in order to classify Tweets. Finally, we compare …

Clinical Informatics Literacy: 5000 Concepts that Every Informatician Should Know
DF Sittig – 2017 – books.google.com
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Strategies and Influence of Social Bots in a 2017 German state election-A case study on Twitter
F Brachten, S Stieglitz, L Hofeditz… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2017 – arxiv.org
… 579–582. Howard, PN, and Kollanyi, B. 2016. “Bots, #StrongerIn, and #Brexit: Computational Propaganda during the UK-EU Referendum,” (available at http://arxiv.org/abs/1606.06356). Kollanyi, B., Howard, PN, and Woolley, SC 2016 …

The spread of fake news by social bots
C Shao, GL Ciampaglia, O Varol, A Flammini… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2017 – arxiv.org
… [31] J. Weedon, W. Nuland, and A. Stamos. Information operations and face- book. white paper, Facebook, April 2017. [32] SC Woolley and PN Howard. Computational propaganda worldwide: Executive summary. Working Paper 2017.11, Oxford Internet Institute, 2017. 16

Tweeting PP: an analysis of the 2015–2016 planned parenthood controversy on twitter
L Han, L Han, B Darney, MI Rodriguez – Contraception, 2017 – contraceptionjournal.org
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Subtle Manipulation of Opinions in Social Networks
M Mueller-Frank – 2017 – papers.ssrn.com
… for Generic Sets in Function Spaces”, forthcoming in Journal of Mathematical Eco- nomics. 12 Page 13. [12] SC Wolley, PN Howard (2017), “Computational Propaganda Worldwide: Executive Summary”, Working Paper No. 2017.11, University of Oxford. 13

INFORMATION DISORDER: Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policy making
C Wardle, H Derakhshan – 2017 – theewc.org
Page 1. ENG PREMS 162317 INFORMATION DISORDER : Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policy making Claire Wardle, PhD Hossein Derakhshan Council of Europe report DGI(2017)09 Page 2. 1 Information Disorder …

BaitBuster: Destined to Save You Some Clicks
MMU Rony, N Hassan, M Yousuf – 2017 – john.cs.olemiss.edu
… https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/identifying-clickbaits-using-machine- learning-abhishek-thakur. (2016). [23] Samuel C Woolley and Philip N Howard. [nd]. Computational Propaganda Worldwide: Executive Summary. Technical Report. [24] Melissa Zimdars. 2016 …

Cyber-physical Systems, or, the Cultural Logic of Techno-Neoliberalism
A Jacob – 2017 – macsphere.mcmaster.ca
Page 1. 1 Cyber-physical??Systems,??or,??the??Cultural??Logic??of??Techno- Neoliberalism Arun??Jacob A??Major??Research??Project Submitted??to??the??School?? of??Graduate??Studies In??Partial??Fulfillment??of??the??Requirements …

Media manipulation and disinformation online
A Marwick, R Lewis – New York: Data & Society Research Institute, 2017 – chinhnghia.com
Page 1. Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online Alice Marwick and Rebecca Lewis Page 2. Executive Summary ….. 1 Understanding Media Manipulation ….. 2 Who is Manipulating the Media? …. 4 …

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Defense: Strategic Implications For Small-and Medium-Sized Force Providers
S De Spiegeleire, M Maas, T Sweijs – 2017 – books.google.com
Page 1. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE FUTURE OF DEFENSE STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS FOR SMALL- AND MEDIUM-SIZED FORCE PROVIDERS The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies SECURITY Page 2. HCSS …

The impact of ‘super-participants’ on everyday political talk
S Wright – 2017 – jbe-platform.com
… Year: 2016 . “ Bots and Automation over Twitter during the US election .” Data Memo , Oxford, UK : Project on Computational Propaganda , Day: 17 Month: November Year: 2016 . http://politicalbots.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Data-Memo-US-Election.pdf . Oldenburg …

Can Humans Detect the Authenticity of Social Media Accounts? On the Impact of Verbal and Non-Verbal Cues on Credibility Judgements of Twitter Profiles
C Sandy, P Rusconi, S Li – Cybernetics (CYBCONF), 2017 3rd …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… 16, pp. 2019-2036, 2014 [4] A. Caspi, and P. Gorsky, “Online deception: prevalence, motivation, emotion,” Cyberpsychol Behav, vol. 9, pp. 54-59, 2006. [5] PN Howard, and B. Kollanyi, “Bots,# StrongerIn, and# Brexit: computational propaganda during the UK-EU referendum …

Exploring the Effectiveness of Twitter at Polling the United States 2016 Presidential Election
B Heredia, J Prusa… – Collaboration and Internet …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Page 1. Exploring the Effectiveness of Twitter at Polling the United States 2016 Presidential Election Brian Heredia ? , Joseph D. Prusa † and Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar ‡ Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and …

Hell is Truth Seen Too Late
P Mirowski – 2017 – ineteconomics.org
Page 1. 0 Hell is Truth Seen Too Late Philip Mirowski University of Notre Dame July 2017 Draft 2.0 To appear in a special issue of boundary 2. Abstract: The contemporary literature on neoliberalism has grown so large as to be unwieldy …

Do Social Bots (Still) Act Different to Humans?–Comparing Metrics of Social Bots with Those of Humans
S Stieglitz, F Brachten, D Berthelé, M Schlaus… – … Conference on Social …, 2017 – Springer
… Anal. und Argumente, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung 221, 2–9 (2016)Google Scholar. 6. Howard, PN, Kollanyi, B.: Bots, #StrongerIn, and #Brexit: Computational Propaganda during the UK-EU Referendum (2016)Google Scholar …

Social movements and social media: surveillance and unintended consequences
BJ Ballantyne – 2017 – calhoun.nps.edu
Page 1. Calhoun: The NPS Institutional Archive DSpace Repository Theses and Dissertations 1. Thesis and Dissertation Collection, all items 2017-12 Social movements and social media: surveillance and unintended consequences Ballantyne, Bryan J …

Robots will dominate the use of our language
J Brandstetter, C Bartneck – Adaptive Behavior, 2017 – journals.sagepub.com
Robots are able to influence the usage of human language even after the interaction between the human and robot has ended. Humans influence each other in the us…

Transferring control from the backend to the frontend: A comparison of the discourse architectures of comment sections on news websites across the post-Soviet world
F Toepfl, A Litvinenko – New Media & Society, 2017 – journals.sagepub.com
This study compares how comment sections (CSs) were implemented, as of summer 2016, on the 179 leading national news websites across the 15 post-Soviet countrie…

Discourse, Disruption, and Digital Democracy Political Communication in the 2016 Presidential Campaign
D Trump, H Clinton – … , Disruption, and Digital Democracy in the …, 2017 – books.google.com
… L.(2017). Junk news and bots during the US Election: What were Michigan voters sharing over Twitter? Data Memo 2017.1. Oxford, UK: Project on Computational Propaganda. Retrieved from http://comprop. oii. ox. ac. uk/2017 …

Discourse, Disruption, and Digital Democracy: Political Communication in the 2016 Presidential Campaign
JA Hendricks, D Schill – The Presidency and Social Media, 2017 – taylorfrancis.com
Page 1. 1 DISCOURSE, DISRUPTION, AND DIGITAL DEMOCRACY Political Communication in the 2016 Presidential Campaign Dan Schill and John Allen Hendricks Digital and social media were influential in past presidential …

Big data in education: The digital future of learning, policy and practice
B Williamson – 2017 – books.google.com
… moods. Even elections are now fought through computational propaganda that spreads through social media networks thanks to trending algo- rithms and detailed profiles of users’ behaviours, preferences and tastes. Whether …

With the rise of fake news on social media, can information literacy impact how students evaluate information on their social media channels?
R Kiernan – 2017 – esource.dbs.ie
Page 1. i With the rise of Fake News on Social Media, can Information Literacy impact how students evaluate information on their social media channels? Dissertation submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MSc Information & Library Management …

Making Russian fake news public enemy number one: How fakes become a real threat
T Weyn – 2017 – theses.ubn.ru.nl
Making Russian fake news public enemy number one: How fakes become a real threat. Radboud University Supervisor: Dr. TR Eimer. Political Science: International Relations Date submitted: 16-11-2017. Thomas Weyn Word Count: 33,538. t.weyn@student.ru.nl. S4595947 …

@ Worship: Liturgical Practices in Digital Worlds
T Berger – 2017 – books.google.com
Page 1. @ Worship Liturgical Practices in Digital Worlds Teresa Berger L | TURGY . W 0 RS H | P ANDSO C | ETY Page 2. @ Worship A host of both very old and entirely new liturgical practices have arisen in digi- tal mediation …

University of Pennsylvania London School of Economics oscar. gandy@ asc. upenn. edu S. Nemorin@ lse. ac. uk
OH Gandy Jr – researchgate.net
Page 1. The Political Economy of Nudge 1 Oscar H. Gandy, Jr. Selena Nemorin University of Pennsylvania London School of Economics oscar.gandy@asc.upenn.edu S.Nemorin@lse.ac. uk Neuroeconomics, Behavioral Economics and The Political Economy of Nudge …

Could You Define That in Bot Terms?: Requesting, Creating and Using Bots on Reddit
K Long, J Vines, S Sutton, P Brooker… – Proceedings of the …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
Page 1. “Could You Define That in Bot Terms?”: Requesting, Creating and Using Bots on Reddit Kiel Long1, John Vines2, Selina Sutton2, Phil Brooker3, Tom Feltwell2, Ben Kirman4, Julie Barnett3 and Shaun Lawson2 1 Open …

Understanding governance in the digital era: An agenda for public administration research in Canada
A Clarke, EA Lindquist, J Roy – Canadian Public Administration, 2017 – Wiley Online Library
Page 1. Amanda Clarke Evert A. Lindquist Jeffrey Roy Understanding governance in the digital era: An agenda for public administration research in Canada Digital disruptions and opportunities How are digital technologies …

Examining Dehumanization Through the” Political Brain Perspective”: Towards a Minimal Neuropolitical Theory for Hyperdiverse Societies
L Yu – 2017 – search.proquest.com
Examining Dehumanization Through the “Political Brain Perspective”: Towards a Minimal Neuropolitical Theory for Hyperdiverse Societies. Abstract. What cognitive conditions need to be in place in order for cooperation, and …

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