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The IRA, social media and political polarization in the United States, 2012-2018

Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) launched an extended attack on the United States by using computational propaganda to misinform and polarize US voters. This report provides the first major analysis of this attack based on data provided by social media firms to the Senate Select...

Tangible outcomes of internet use: from digital skills to tangible outcomes project report

In the past decade, digital divide discussions have moved from discussions of use or non-use, to a more nuanced recognition of different types and levels of access, motivation, skills and Internet use in a discourse that centres around digital inclusion and inequality. However, there remain...

On the periphery? Understanding low and discontinued internet use amongst young people in Britain

In the UK, the Internet has become an important feature of the lives of the majority of young people. However, there is a significant minority of young people who are not able to navigate or connect properly with the online world. They are, in other...

Web archives: the future

T his report is structured first, to engage in some speculative thought about the possible futures of the web as an exercise in prom pting us to think about what we need to do now in order to make sure that we can reliably and...
Discussion paper

The keiretsu-cooperative: a model for post-Gutenberg publishing

The paper outlines a suggestion for a profitable, post-Gutenberg publishing model, one that puts bloggers at its centre. It avoids the chief risk of implementing pay-for-content plans, which is reducing site traffic, thereby reducing publishers' attractiveness to advertisers. Communication by printed media has reached its...