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Author Woolley, Samuel C

Title Computational Propaganda : Political Parties, Politicians, and Political Manipulation on Social Media
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (273 pages)
Series Oxford Studies in Digital Politics Ser
Oxford Studies in Digital Politics Ser
Contents Cover; Half title; Series page; Computational Propaganda; Copyright; Contents; Part I Theoretical Introduction And Analytical Frame; Introduction: Computational Propaganda Worldwide; Part II Country-Specific Case Studies; 1 Russia: The Origins of Digital Misinformation; 2 Ukraine: External Threats and Internal Challenges; 3 Canada: Building Bot Typologies; 4 Poland: Unpacking the Ecosystem of Social Media Manipulation; 5 Taiwan: Digital Democracy Meets Automated Autocracy; 6 Brazil: Political Bot Intervention During Pivotal Events; 7 Germany: A Cautionary Tale
8 United States: Manufacturing Consensus Online9 China: An Alternative Model of a Widespread Practice; Part III Conclusions; Conclusion: Political Parties, Politicians, and Computational Propaganda; Author Bios; Index
Summary 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 book argues that bots, fake accounts, and social media algorithms amount to a new political communications mechanism that it terms ""co
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Twitter.
Facebook (Electronic resource)
Facebook (Electronic resource) fast (OCoLC)fst01781798
Twitter. fast (OCoLC)fst01794911
Subject Social media -- Political aspects
Online social networks -- Political aspects
Propaganda -- Technological innovations
Disinformation -- Technological innovations
Generators (Computer programs)
Online social networks -- Political aspects.
Generators (Computer programs)
Social media -- Political aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Howard, Philip N
ISBN 9780190931421