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Author Woolley, Samuel C.
Title Computational Propaganda : Political Parties, Politicians, and Political Manipulation on Social Media.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2018.

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Author Woolley, Samuel C.
Series Oxford Studies in Digital Politics Ser.
Oxford Studies in Digital Politics Ser.
Subject Twitter.
Facebook (Electronic resource)
Social media -- Political aspects.
Online social networks -- Political aspects.
Propaganda -- Technological innovations.
Disinformation -- Technological innovations.
Generators (Computer programs)
Alt Name Howard, Philip N.
Description 1 online resource (273 pages).
Note Print version record.
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.
ISBN 9780190931421
0190931426
OCLC # 1056064398
Additional Format Print version: Woolley, Samuel C. Computational Propaganda : Political Parties, Politicians, and Political Manipulation on Social Media. Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2018 9780190931407.


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