Our team will present the latest research about the manipulation of public opinion over social media. This briefing will help ground a group conversation about the prospects for improving deliberative democracy and provide a first look at the Lab’s most recent research findings from a series of country specific case studies.

The event will include an executive summary by the lead investigators, comments by specific case study authors, and an open Q&A session with attendees. This case studies series focuses on the spread of computational propaganda in nine countries, including several with recent or upcoming elections: Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine, and the United States. Each case study involves an investigation of digital misinformation in domestic politics, with particular attention to the role of automated and algorithmic manipulation. We will present a summary of the findings and offer some conclusions on the impact of these trends on public life.

Where: Mishcon de Reya, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AH.

Who: Professor Phil Howard and Samuel C. Woolley, University of Oxford.

When: June 19, 2017, 9-10:30 am (breakfast included)

Note: Places are limited to 60.

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