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Algorithms, bots, and political communication in the US 2016 election: The challenge of automated political communication for election law and administration

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Political communication is the process of putting information, technology, and media in the service of power. Increasingly, political actors are automating such processes, through algorithms that obscure motives and authors yet reach immense networks of people through personal ties among friends and family. Not all political algorithms are used for manipulation and social control however. So what are the primary ways in which algorithmic political communication—organized by automated scripts ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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European Research Council
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648311
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National Science Foundation
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BIGDATA-1450193
Publisher:
Routledge
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Journal of Information Technology and Politics More from this journal
Volume:
15
Issue:
2
Pages:
81-93
Publication date:
2018-04-11
Acceptance date:
2017-11-22
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1933-169X
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1933-1681
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2018-05-22

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