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Philip N. Howard is a professor and writer. He teaches at Oxford University and is the author, most recently, of 'Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives'.
What is your main area(s) of interest/expertise?
I investigate the impact of digital media on political life around the world, and I am a frequent commentator on global media and political affairs. My research has demonstrated how new information technologies are used in both civic engagement and social control in countries around the world. Projects on digital activism, computational propaganda, and modern governance have been supported by the European Research Council, National Science Foundation, US Institutes of Peace, and Intel’s People and Practices Group.
What are you working on right now?
I lead the Computational Propaganda team which currently researches the production of misinformation around COVID-19. The OII is just about to launch a Commission on AI and Good Governance that I will chair.
Why is Oxford a good place to work in this field of research?
Oxford has a fabulous concentration of expertise in political communication. The people here passionately feel that research can create new opportunities and improve the world, and they are able to demonstrate that on a regular basis.
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