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.