- Oxford studies in digital politics
Oxford scholarship online
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I THEORETICAL INTRODUCTION AND ANALYTICAL FRAME -- pt. II COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CASE STUDIES -- 1.Russia: The Origins of Digital Misinformation / Sergey Sanovich -- 2.Ukraine: External Threats and Internal Challenges / Dariya Orlova -- 3.Canada: Building Bot Typologies / Fenwick Mckelvey -- 4.Poland: Unpacking the Ecosystem of Social Media Manipulation / Robert Gorwa -- 5.Taiwan: Digital Democracy Meets Automated Autocracy / Nicholas J. Monaco -- 6.Brazil: Political Bot Intervention During Pivotal Events / Dan Arnaudo -- 7.Germany: A Cautionary Tale / Lisa-Maria N. Neudert -- 8.United States: Manufacturing Consensus Online / Douglas Guilbeault -- 9.China: An Alternative Model of a Widespread Practice / Gillian Bolsover -- pt. III CONCLUSIONS.
- Social media platforms do not just circulate political ideas, but support computational propaganda and manipulative disinformation campaigns. Although 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. Including case studies from nine countries and covering propaganda efforts over a wide array of social media platforms, this text argues that bots, fake accounts, and social media algorithms amount to a new political communications mechanism that it terms 'computational propaganda.'
- 9780190934095 (ebook)
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- Previously issued in print: 2018.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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