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COMPROP Briefing Tour (London, Washington DC, Palo Alto)

Published on
14 Jun 2017
Written by
Robert Gorwa

Our team presented the latest research about the manipulation of public opinion over social media. This briefing helped 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.

Eventbrite link for registration

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