From 2014-2016 this research was made possible with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program and the Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) program: NSF, “EAGER CNS: Computational Propaganda and The Production/Detection of Bots,” BIGDATA-1450193, 2014. This project is proceeded with the approval of the UW Human Subjects Review Committee, under application #48103 EG, from October 8, 2014. Beginning in 2016 this research proceeded with the support of a European Research Council Consolidator Award for “Computational Propaganda: Investigating the Impact of Algorithms and Bots on Political Discourse in Europe,” Proposal #648311. You can find the our research abstract, original project proposals, scientific rationales, and ethical considerations on our Project Description page.
The Department of Communication at the University of Washington, the Center for Media, Data and Society at Central European University, and the Oxford Internet Institute have provided additional institutional support.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed by the project are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of supporting and sponsoring organizations.