• Tech Tent: The battle with the bots

    23 February 2018, BBC News


    Is the battle against online propaganda already being lost as AI puts powerful new weapons in the hands of the fake news merchants?

  • Twitter bot purge prompts backlash

    21 February 2018, BBC News


    "This is a company that's under a lot of heat to clean up its act in terms of how its platform has been exploited to spread misinformation and junk news," said Samantha Bradshaw from the University of Oxford's Computational Propaganda Project.

  • Why education is the only antidote to fake news

    19 February 2018, The New Statesman


    Opinion piece by OII's Dr Huw Davies on how education may be the only way to combat disinformation, and what provisions currently exist in England and Wales

  • Is social media causing childhood depression?

    12 February 2018, BBC News


    A study from the University of Oxford, suggested that while children do spend a lot of time online, they have some sophisticated ways of balancing online and offline time.

  • Computational Propaganda: Bots, Targeting And The Future

    12 February 2018, NPR


    The December issue of the journal Big Data was dedicated to the problem of computational propaganda. In it, researchers Gillian Bolsover and Philip Howard, of the Oxford Internet Institute, define the dangers that need to be addressed.

  • Dawn of the Techlash

    12 February 2018, The Guardian


    Once seen as saviours of democracy, tech giants are now viewed as threats to truth. But how did our faith in all things digital turn into an erosion of trust, particularly in the arena of information and politics?