Samuel Woolley studies emergent technology and political communication. His work examines how automated online tools such as bots and algorithms are used to enable both democracy and civic control. He researches how computational propaganda–-the manipulation of public opinion using social media–is used by political groups in attempts to affect the flow of information during major political events. He is currently co-editing a book of case studies entitled “Computational Propaganda” with Oxford University Press and is working on a manuscript on the future of online propaganda, “DIGIPROP,” with Public Affairs/Hachette. He has published numerous peer review articles, book chapters, and white papers on the subject on digital politics, propaganda and social media. Woolley is currently serving as director of the Digital Intelligence Lab at the Institute for the Future. He is the former director of research of the Computational Propaganda Project at Oxford. He is a Belfer Fellow at the ADL and a former research fellow at Jigsaw, Google’s think-tank and incubator, and also a former research fellow at the Tech Policy Lab at the University of Washington’s Schools of Law and Information.