Hubert is a DPhil student at the OII, interested in computational propaganda and social movements online.
Hubert Au is a student on the DPhil in Social Data Science.
Hubert’s research interests are: social media; social movements; machine learning; natural language processing; disinformation; junk news.
5 May 2020
Given the evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—and public understanding of the crises—we provide a weekly briefing about the spread of coronavirus information across multiple social media platforms.
YouTube proving a popular source of reliable information on COVID-19, but public health agencies could make greater use of channel
17 April 2020
A new memo from the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, has found very limited amounts of “junk” or conspiratorial health content among the most popular searches for COVID-19 content on YouTube.
State-backed media in Russia, China, Iran and Turkey successful in sharing misleading stories on COVID-19
9 April 2020
A new memo from the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, has lifted the lid on the actions of English language state-backed media in Russia, China, Iran and Turkey during the coronavirus pandemic.
9 December 2019
Less than two percent of news sources shared on Twitter ahead of the 2019 UK General Election defined as ‘junk news’, says new analysis from Oxford researchers.
21 September 2020 The Telegraph
YouTube had improved its algorithm to promote credible sources, but videos were still going viral elsewhere.