Marcel is a doctoral candidate in Social Data Science and Researcher at the Computational Propaganda Project. His research is located at the intersection of political science, statistics and computer science, with a focus on elections and disinformation.
Marcel Schliebs is a student on the DPhil in Social Data Science, and was previously a student on the MSc in Social Data Science.
Marcel is a Political Data Scientist and DPhil candidate at the OII. His research is located at the intersection between the social sciences, statistics, and computer science, and he develops novel data-driven methodology for studying a variety of phenomenons including voting behaviour, disinformation, digital text forensics, and AI in warfare. Besides his academic research, he has worked for the German Foreign Office, the French National Election Study, as well as NATO’s Arms Control, Disarmament, and Weapons of Mass Destruction Non-Proliferation Centre. One of his greatest passions is the teaching methodology, and he has so far instructed about 15 tutorials and courses in statistics, mathematics, econometrics, and data science.
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.
29 January 2021 The Financial Times
Twitter takes action after some of Chinese company’s employees in Europe gain outsized audiences.
9 January 2021 The Times
The Chinese government is funding British YouTube stars to produce pro-China propaganda videos, an investigation by The Times can reveal.
6 December 2020 The ACIT Science Podcast
In this episode of the ACIT Science Podcast, they discuss the influence of foreign actors in the 2016 and 2020 elections in the US and the spread of misinformation around the current Covid crisis.
ZEIT Election Livestream: Foreign and domestic disinformation during the 2020 US presidential election
3 November 2020 Die ZEIT
Marcel Schliebs explains how foreign and domestic disinformation have shaped the 2020 election campaign. He warns about President Trump not accepting the outcome, as well as misinformation about the legitimacy of the result spreading on social media.
30 October 2020 Neue Zürcher Zeitung
In their fight for the White House, both candidates rely on social media – and extensively micro-target specific groups of voters. The effectiveness of this method is contested, however.
22 October 2020 The Financial Times
TikTok, the short-video app known for hosting viral dance challenges and comedy skits, has said it aspires to be an “uplifting and welcoming app environment” for millions of young users.
4 October 2020 Deutschlandfunk
Can algorithms, internet trolls and malware endanger democracy? In the social networks, false reports, half-truths and interpretations circulate across all borders.