Vidéos: Trolls, bots et propagande automatisée
Russia weaponized Twitter to sway election (3’21 »)
21 Sept. 2017. CNN looks into how Russia used Twitter as a weapon in its propaganda campaign during the 2016 US election by using fake, pro-Trump accounts to influence voters. Interviewee: Sam Woolley, Computational Propaganda Research Project (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford)
The Invisible Election Sophisticated Twitter Bots (2’24 »)
7 June 2017. SkyNews piece on the use of botnets, networks of automated accounts spreading political messages in the UK, Mexico (2014), Russia and elsewhere.
Cracking the stealth political influence of bots
2016 PBS piece on good & bad Twitter bots (Brexit, 2014 Indian election, ISIS, etc.), how bots work and how to spot them (Botometer). Ex: @DeepDrumpf, AI-powered sentence-generating bot.
Why are Russian trolls spreading online hoaxes in the U.S.?
8 June 2015. PBS piece on the ‘Internet Research Agency’, a shadowy Russian organization in St. Petersburg that hires trolls to spread propaganda and hoaxes online. Jeffrey Brown interviews Adrian Chen of The New York Times Magazine on his in-depth piece ‘The Agency‘ about what he’s discovered about the group.