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- Samuel Woolley on Manufacturing Consensus: Understanding Propaganda in the Age of Automation and Anonymity (Tech Policy Press 31 January)
1. Academia & Research
1.1 Platforms & Technology
- Does Social Media Use Matter? A Case Study of the 2018 Irish Abortion Referendum (Cogitatio, 31 January)
- BotPercent: Estimating Twitter Bot Populations from Groups to Crowds (ArXiv, 1 February)
- What Tweets and YouTube comments have in common? Sentiment and graph analysis on data related to US elections 2020 (PlosOne, 31 January)
- ‘Just a little hack’: Investigating cultures of content moderation circumvention by Facebook users (Sage, 1 February)
- 2022 Developments: Expanding Cyber Threat Landscape, Growing Tensions Around Transparency, and Increasing Focus on Cyber Capacity Building (Institute for Security & Technology, 2 February)
Governance, Regulation & Content Moderation
- Reimagining Section 230 and Content Moderation: Regulating Incivility on Anonymous Digital Platforms (T&F, 2 February)
- Regulating Social Media as a Public Good: Limiting Epistemic Segregation (T&F, 2 February)