Alexa is a DPhil student in Social Data Science. Her research focuses on developing network analysis methods for understanding the structure of online disinformation.
Alexandra Pavliuc is a student on the DPhil in Social Data Science.
Alexa is a DPhil student in Social Data Science. Alexa’s research on network analysis and disinformation focuses on visualization techniques that can highlight structures and strategies of computational propaganda. Her research in this field has been published by the NATO Defence Strategic Communications Journal, presented as a poster at Eurovis 2020, and has been funded by the Mozilla Foundation and Institut Montaigne, a French think tank. Prior to joining the OII in 2020, Alexa completed her MSc in Data Science at City University of London, receiving a distinction for her dissertation titled “Evaluating Temporal Network Visualisation Representations of Information Operations”. She also holds a BA in Professional Communication (Minor in Physics) from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, where she was a researcher and project manager in human-robot interaction and audience research labs.
Alternative News Networks – Understanding the spread and influence of disinformation, propaganda, and divisive political news content in the UK online information ecosystem
Participants: Dr Jonathan Bright, Professor Philip Howard, Dr Scott Hale, Hannah Bailey, Mona Elswah, Megha Mishra, Dr Vidya Narayanan, Marcel Schliebs, Christian Schwieter, Katarina Rebello, Ali Arsalan Pasha Siddiqui, Karolina Werens, Alexandra Pavliuc, Anna George
This project seeks to understand the health of the UK online information ecosystem, including tracking the spread of divisive and misleading content.
25 January 2021
Online gendered and sexualized abuse and disinformation against women in public life is widespread, and social media platforms are doing too little to stop it.
10 July 2021 Metro
The article investigates how the pro-Kremlin bots spreading pandemic disinformation through social media.
25 January 2021 The Conversation
As Vice President Kamala Harris settles into her first full week in the White House, thousands are heading online to celebrate her groundbreaking achievement.