Computational Propaganda and COVID-19

Speaker: Samuel C. Woolley, PhD
Length: 1:00:25 minutes

This webinar will explore the role of social media in perpetuating misinformation about COVID-19. In particular, Dr. Woolley will explore how different digital tools (bots, sock puppets, etc.) and new manipulation tactics (nanoinfluence, Instagram influence 'pods') are used to spread manipulative, often false, information about the disease and the pandemic.

Presented by:
Samuel C. Woolley, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, Assistant Professor, School of Information,
Project Director for Propaganda Research, Center for Media Engagement,
University of Texas at Austin

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