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Social media bots threaten democracy. But we are not helpless

Can social bots – pieces of software that perform automated tasks – influence humans on social media platforms? That’s a question congressional investigators are asking social media companies ever since fears emerged that they were deployed in 2016 to influence the presidential election. Half a decade ago we were among a handful of researchers who could see the power of… Read More »

Post-Brexit customs barriers threaten end of seamless UK-EU supply chains

In a small factory in a suburb of Birmingham in central England, family-owned Brandauer manufactures a tiny metal component used in the control panel of a car airbag. From raw material to electrical connector pin in the airbag of a finished car, it will travel between Britain and the European continent as many as five times during the… Read More »

Looming debt sales threaten India’s bond rally

A rally in India’s bond market this month could prove short-lived as investors brace for as much as $157 billion in sovereign debt sales over the next year, including from states financing a big bailout of electricity utilities, analysts warn. The amount of supply expected will be well above the $130 billion raised this fiscal year ending on… Read More »