Dr. Samuel Woolley studies computational propaganda: how automated online tools such as bots and algorithms are used to enable both democracy and civic control. His recent book, Computational Propaganda, is a series of case studies on the global use of digital tools in attempts to manipulate public opinion. It is co-authored with Dr. Philip N. Howard and published by Oxford University Press. Woolley’s next book, The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth, is set to be released in January 2020 by PublicAffairs/Hachette. He has published work on politics and social media in venues including Wired, the Guardian and the Atlantic. His research has been covered by the New York Times, the Washington Post and CBS News’ Sixty Minutes. Woolley is a current faculty member in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication. Woolley is the former Director of Research of the Computational Propaganda Project at Oxford. He is a Belfer Fellow at the Anti-Defamation League. He is a former research fellow at Google Jigsaw, the Tech Policy Lab at the University of Washington and the Center for Media, Data and Society at Central European University. His Ph.D. is from the University of Washington.