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    19 August 2019

    Mona Elswah being interviewed

    Mona Elswah appeared on Al Hurra to discuss her research on Iranian computational propaganda campaigns:

    “In a few minutes, you can create fake grassroots support for a government or for an idea to influence the public opinion… We found that the most-used Arabic hashtags in tweets originating from Iran targeted Saudi Arabia. The Arabic tweets aimed to represent Saudi Arabia negatively.  This is part of the long-term cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.”

    Watch the segment here.

    She was also interviewed on BBC World Service in a segment called “War of the Bots.” Watch the segment here.

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