3 December 2020
Four members of faculty at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) have been awarded the title of Associate Professor by the University of Oxford, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to research in the field of social sciences.
3 December 2020
The Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf has honoured Professor Helen Margetts OBE, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford by naming her as the winner of the Meyer Struckmann prize 2020.
Tech companies continue to provide online infrastructure for contentious Covid-19 websites even after flagging them as fake news, finds new Oxford study
2 December 2020
In a new study by the Oxford Internet Institute, analysis shows large technology companies of offering multiple levels of services are providing the fundamental back-end infrastructure that supports controversial Covid-19 related websites.
16 November 2020
New research from Oxford University has delivered a surprising finding- time spent playing games is positively associated with wellbeing.
6 November 2020
The Fairwork Foundation, in collaboration with researchers and legal academics from the Universities of the Western Cape, Oxford, Cape Town, and Manchester, is launching a new Code of Good Practice for platform workers in South Africa.
12 October 2020
Behavioural science should undergo rigorous testing and review before it informs public policy such as government responses to COVID-19, according to a paper in Nature Human Behaviour: Use caution when applying behavioural science to policy.
7 October 2020
In a new study by researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute, analysis shows that public perceptions on the use of AI in public life is divided, with populations in the West, generally more worried about AI than those in the East.
“Anything that causes chaos is RT’s line” New study lifts the lid on RT’s role in wreaking political havoc.
28 September 2020
New analysis from researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, shows how internal processes at RT contribute to the anti-West news agenda and its critical representation of Western government across all RT languages.
24 September 2020
Researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford, urge gig economy platforms to introduce more robust health and safety measures for gig workers.
Covid-related misinformation videos spread primarily through Facebook, as its fact-checkers fail to spot false information, finds new Oxford study
21 September 2020
YouTube videos with false coronavirus information gathered more shares on social media than the videos of five leading news broadcasters combined.
Demise of Big Tech platforms like Facebook would pose serious risks to data privacy with damaging social and economic consequences, new study finds
11 August 2020
With Big Tech platforms like Facebook hosting vast volumes of user data, new analysis from experts at the University of Oxford provides a stark warning about the risks to personal information if these companies were to shut down.
10 August 2020
The Oxford Internet Institute (OII), part of the University of Oxford, has appointed two new Visiting Policy Fellows; Traci Maddock and David Michael Kelly.
Junk news sites using advertising and web search optimization to spread COVID-19 misinformation, finds new study
3 August 2020
A new report from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), in collaboration with Oxford Information Labs (OxIL) has found that more than 60% of junk news sites are using one of the major advertising platforms help convert website traffic into income.
28 July 2020
A new commission has been formed by Oxford University to advise world leaders on effective ways to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning in public administration and governance.
20 July 2020
New research shows the Telegram instant messaging service, used by 400 million people worldwide, has become a refuge for far-right commentators who have been removed from mainstream social media platforms.
8 July 2020
The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) has appointed Mr John Edge, Operating Partner, Broadhaven Capital Partners as a Visiting Policy Fellow.
State-backed media from China and Russia targets European and Latin American audiences with coronavirus news
29 June 2020
News stories on coronavirus in French, German, and Spanish languages are being published by state-backed outlets from China, Russia, Iran, and Turkey.
10 June 2020
The Oxford Internet Institute (OII), part of the University of Oxford, has appointed David Tomchak as a Visiting Policy Fellow, joining the Department in June 2020.
9 June 2020
• Automation would help ease pressures on staff, improve job quality and improve patient care • No single full-time role in general practice entirely replaceable by automation, finds study • Technology could play an important role in helping the sector
Platform economy assessed for first time in Germany: COVID-19 pandemic brings into sharp relief risks faced by workers
21 May 2020
The Fairwork Project launches its first set of annual ratings for digital platforms in Germany, highlighting the precarious nature of work in the platform economy.