Propaganda Program (Center for Media Engagement)


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Subject tag: Algorithmic systems | Disinformation and misinformation | Research

Country: United States of America (USA)

Region: North America

Under the direction of Dr. Samuel Woolley, the propaganda program at the University of Texas Center for Media Engagement focuses on how emergent technologies are used in and around global political communication. Woolley’s work on computational propaganda—the use of social media and other digital tools in attempts to manipulate public opinion—has revealed the ways in which a wide variety of political groups in the United States and abroad have leveraged tech such as bots and trending algorithms and tactics of disinformation and trolling in efforts to control information flows online.
[This entry was sourced from the Carnegie Endowment’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations and its baseline datasets initiative with minor edits. You can find more information here:]