Conduct research on disinformation in social media, for instance with reference to malign influence in European elections. The focus may be on assessing key messages of disinformation campaigns, how tech and social media platforms enable new forms of manipulation, measuring the impact of automated (bot) or fake human-controlled (troll) user profiles, or using quantitative methods to identify patterns in adversarial communication.
In addition to the research activities, the candidate would be expected to present the results of the research in seminars and workshops and produce a report at the end of project; contribute to ongoing projects as appropriate.
Grant can commence any time between January 2019 and September 2019.
NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, Riga, Latvia
- Computer Science
- Political Science
- Computational Social Science
- Statistical Modelling
- Applied Data Science
- Large Scale Social Media Research
- Experimental Design
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required