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About Helen Margetts

Helen Margetts is Professor of Society and the Internet and Director of the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. Her most recent book is (with co-authors Peter John, Scott Hale and Taha Yasseri) Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shape Collective Action, Princeton University Press, 2016. She is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Policy and Internet and tweets @HelenMargetts.

Articles by Helen Margetts

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Democracy is dead: long live democracy!

Any successful attempt to prevent the real social media pathologies – such as extremist, abusive and hateful behavior online  – must be multi-faceted, thoughtful, collaborative and evidence based.

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