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Computational propaganda in the United States of America: Manufacturing consensus online

Abstract:

Do bots have the capacity to influence the flow of political information over social media? This working paper answers this question through two methodological avenues: A) a qualitative analysis of how political bots were used to support United States presidential candidates and campaigns during the 2016 election, and B) a network analysis of bot influence on Twitter during the same event. Political bots are automated software programs that operate on social media, written to mimic real peopl...

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University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
Role:
Editor
Publisher:
Computational Propaganda Project
Series:
Computational Propaganda Worldwide
Pages:
1-29
Publication date:
2017-06-19
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pubs:742285
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uuid:620ce18f-69ed-4294-aa85-184af2b5052e
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pubs:742285
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742285
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2017-11-02

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