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November 22nd, 2016

USC experts discuss online holiday shopping, drones and virtual reality

More U.S. consumers than ever—68 percent (roughly 170 million people)—plan to purchase technology gifts this holiday season, a six percent increase over last year, according to the Consumer Technology Association. Many of these gifts will end up being wearables, drones, virtual reality headsets, smart home devices, and other “bleeding edge” digital toys

November 14th, 2016

PRESS EVENT: The election’s mark on American politics, society and psyche

USC experts in social media, psychology, political science, policy, law and journalism on Wednesday will discuss the election’s impact on several issues – from concerns about human rights to our relationships on social media. Panelists will also discuss the USC Dornsife/LA Times Presidential Election Daybreak poll.

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November 8th, 2016

Millions of political tweets from fake accounts, USC study finds

This message ‘bot’ to you: A deep scientific analysis of tweets this #Election reveals that fake Twitter accounts – “bots” – generated a fifth of all political tweets and are swaying the discourse, according to scientists at the USC Information Sciences Institute.

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November 8th, 2016

Rigged? Or hacked? Cybersecurity and #Election2016

From the hacking of political party e-mails to voter database intrusion and claims of rigged elections, cybersecurity is a prominent concern in the 2016 presidential election. The National Conference of State Legislatures says the mechanics of a presidential election haven’t been so scrutinized since 2000. USC experts in elections administration, information technologies and politics discuss.