• 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

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Russian Tumblr trolls pose as black activists, says Buzzfeed

    8 February 2018, BBC News


    Lisa-Maria Neudert, a researcher with the Computational Propaganda Project at the Oxford Internet Institute, said that there were "a lot of parallels" between the trolls' strategy on Tumblr and other social media sites.

  • Study bashes Trumpites for promoting ‘junk’ news. But what’s that?

    8 February 2018, The Washington Post


    n three months leading up to President Trump’s first State of the Union address, the institute’s researchers combed through a heap of data on social-media networks, the better to understand who’s guilty of spreading bogus news out there in the world.

  • Fentanyl Adds Deadly Kick to Opioid Woes in Britain

    4 February 2018, The New York Times


    Britain accounts for the largest number of fentanyl sales on the limited access darknet in Europe, with 1,000 trades being made in recent months, research by the Oxford Internet Institute found.