Tag: Oxford Internet Institute

Global Disinformation Order: organized social media manipulation in at least 70 countries

     

Organized social media manipulation has more than doubled since 2017, with at least 70 states employing computational propaganda to shape public opinion, according to a new analysis.  In Vietnam, citizens… Read more »

Populist right ‘has already won’ the European Parliament elections?

     

As voters prepare to elect a new European Parliament, Europeans feel disaffected with the performance of democracy in their countries. In six of the 10 European countries surveyed, half or… Read more »

How WhatsApp helped Bolsonaro win Brazilian election

     

Brazil’s digital environment is a fertile ground for innovative strategies to spread polarizing content with the intent of manipulating public debate, notes Caio C. V. Machado, a Brazilian lawyer and… Read more »

Revisionist power’s disinformation finds fresh victims

     

Russia-linked hacking and information operations aimed at the US presidential election has overshadowed another related and important story: governments around the globe are increasingly using these same new digital tactics… Read more »

‘Faking concern about fake news’: engaging Russia will ’empower Putin’

     

Should the West collaborate with Russia on cybersecurity issues, despite the Kremlin’s information warfare conducted against the liberal democracies? “To forgive and forget when it comes to Putin, regarding cyberattacks,… Read more »

Political bots – ‘propaganda powerhouse’ threatens democracy

     

Bots airing pro-Kremlin views have flooded the Russian-language portion of the social media platform Twitter, in what researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute’s Computational Propaganda Research Project  say is an… Read more »

Russia’s test lab for cyberwar: social media ‘democratize propaganda’

     

In Russia’s shadow, the decades-old nightmare of hackers stopping the gears of modern society has become a reality in Ukraine, Andy Greenberg writes for Wired: And the blackouts weren’t just… Read more »