• Roman law offers a better guide to robot rights than sci-fi

    22 February 2017 The Financial Times


    As we lay the foundations for the mature information societies of the near future, we need new ethical frameworks to determine which forms of artificial agency we are happy to see flourishing in them, says Luciano Floridi.

  • Has live streaming made it easier to hate each other online?

    22 February 2017 The Debrief


    ‘It’s not that livestreaming is changing how we interact,’ says Dr Bernie Hogan. ‘It’s that we’re doing a bad job of creating technology that allows us to empathise with each other, when those others are different from us.’

  • Google responds on skewed Holocaust search results

    20 December 2016 BBC News


    "Absolutely they should face scrutiny because they occupy this position of immense power - they mediate a vast amount of the world's digital information," Mark Graham tells the BBC.

  • On Twitter, a Battle Among Political Bots

    14 December 2016 New York Times


    The OII's Computational Propaganda project found that at times during the US Presidential Election campaign, more than a quarter of the tweets colonizing politicized hashtags like #MAGA and #CrookedHillary came from “heavily automated accounts.”

  • Let’s make platform capitalism more accountable

    13 December 2016 New Internationalist


    Google, Uber, and Facebook all pretend to be technology companies. This shared lie amongst platform companies is both bad for workers and bad for users of those platforms, Mark Graham writes.

  • Fake News And Online Hate

    18 November 2016 BBC World Service


    Is the internet still a force for good as fake news and hate speech cause soul-searching for the likes of Facebook, Google, and Twitter? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with Zoe Kleinman from BBC Online, and special guest Prof. Philip Howard of the OII.

  • Europe Enters Election Season in the Post-Poll World

    18 November 2016 Bloomberg


    Taha Yasseri and Jonathan Bright's paper on predicting the outcomes of European Parliament elections using Wikipedia page traffic is quoted in a piece on Europe's upcoming election season.

  • How Facebook divides us

    27 October 2016 The Times Literary Supplement


    Bernie Hogan considers how Facebook divides us, in the first part of a series in The Times Literary Supplement on the moral dimensions of modern life.

  • Is AI Cause For Fear Or Hope?

    21 October 2016 BBC World Service


    Phil Howard on TechTent (BBC World Service), discussing how "computational propaganda" is at play in the US election.