Douglas Guilbeault

Authored for Print issue Vol 71.1.5 Contentious Narratives published in 2017-18


Douglas Guilbeault is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Network Dynamics Group (NDG), where he uses online experiments to study the effects of network structure on collective intelligence and political communication. Douglas is also a member of the Computational Propaganda Project at the Oxford Internet Institute, where he focuses on the technical and political implications of disinformation technology, particularly political bots. His journalism on bots has appeared in the Atlantic, Wired, and Quartz; his academic articles have appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, Policy & Internet, the International Journal of Communication, and the Journal of Cognitive Linguistics. His research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science at the University of Michigan. He is also a member of the DigIntel lab at the Institute for the Future.