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Computational propaganda : political parties, politicians, and political manipulation on social media

Author: Samuel C Woolley; Philip N Howard
Publisher: New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Oxford studies in digital politics.
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Social media platforms do not just circulate political ideas, they support manipulative disinformation campaigns. While some of these disinformation campaigns are carried out directly by individuals, most are waged by software, commonly known as bots, programmed to perform simple, repetitive,robotic tasks. Some social media bots collect and distribute legitimate information, while others communicate with and harass  Read more...
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Computational propaganda.
New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018042203
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel C Woolley; Philip N Howard
ISBN: 9780190931414 0190931418 9780190931407 019093140X
OCLC Number: 1050454659
Description: vi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : computational popaganda worldwide / Samuel Woolley and Philip N. Howard --
Russia : the origins of digital misinformation / Sergey Sanovich --
Ukraine : external threats and internal challenges / Mariia Zhdanova and Dariya Orlova --
Canada : building bot typologies / Elizabeth Dubois and Fenwick McKelvey --
Poland : unpacking the ecosystem of social media manipulation / Robert Gorwa --
Taiwan : digital democracy meets automated autocracy / Nicholas J. Monaco --
Brazil : political bot intervention during pivotal events / Dan Arnaudo --
Germany : a cautionary tale / Lisa-Maria N. Neudert --
United States : manufacturing consensus online / Samuel Woolley and Douglas Guilbeault --
China : an alternative model of a widespread practice / Gillian Bolsover --
Conclusion : political parties, politicians, and computational propaganda / Samuel Woolley and Philip N. Howard.
Series Title: Oxford studies in digital politics.
Responsibility: edited by Samuel C. Woolley and Philip N. Howard.

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Social media platforms do not just circulate political ideas, they support manipulative disinformation campaigns. While some of these disinformation campaigns are carried out directly by individuals, most are waged by software, commonly known as bots, programmed to perform simple, repetitive,robotic tasks. Some social media bots collect and distribute legitimate information, while others communicate with and harass people, manipulate trending algorithms, and inundate systems with spam. Campaigns made up of bots, fake accounts, and trolls can be coordinated by one person, or a smallgroup of people, to give the illusion of large-scale consensus. Some political regimes use political bots to silence opponents and to push official state messaging, to sway the vote during elections, and to defame critics, human rights defenders, civil society groups, and journalists. This book argues that such automation and platform manipulation, amounts to a new political communications mechanism that Samuel Woolley and Philip N. Noward call "computational propaganda." This differs from older styles of propaganda in that it uses algorithms, automation, and human curation topurposefully distribute misleading information over social media networks while it actively learns from and mimicks real people so as to manipulate public opinion across a diverse range of platforms and device networks. This book includes cases of computational propaganda from nine countries (bothdemocratic and authoritarian) and four continents (North and South America, Europe, and Asia), covering propaganda efforts over a wide array of social media platforms and usage in different types of political processes (elections, referenda, and during political crises).

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