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Chinese computational propaganda: automation, algorithms and the manipulation of information about Chinese politics on Twitter and Weibo

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A 2016 review of literature about automation, algorithms and politics identified China as the foremost area in which further research was needed because of the size of its population, the potential for Chinese algorithmic manipulation in the politics of other countries, and the frequency of exportation of Chinese software and hardware. This paper contributes to the small body of knowledge on the first point (domestic automation and opinion manipulation) and presents the first piece of researc...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/1369118X.2018.1476576

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Internet Institute
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European Research Council
Grant:
Computational Propag
a: Investigating the Impact of Algorithms
Bots on Political Discourse in Europe,” Proposal 648311
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Information, Communication and Society More from this journal
Volume:
22
Issue:
14
Pages:
2063-2080
Publication date:
2018-05-24
Acceptance date:
2018-05-09
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1468-4462
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1369-118X
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2018-05-10

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