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Darren L Linvill

Associate Professor
Lead Researcher, Watt Family Innovation Center Media Forensics Hub

Office: 405 Strode Tower

Phone: 864-656-4182

Email: DARRENL@clemson.edu
 

Educational Background

Ph.D.
Clemson University 2008

M.A.
Wake Forest University 2002

B.A.
Wake Forest University 1999

Courses Taught

Communication Capstone (COMM 4950)
Communication Theory (COMM 2020)

Profile

Darren Linvill's research explores social media disinformation and its influence on civil discourse (in and out of the classroom). In addition to his academic publications, Darren has written for The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Lawfare, and Rolling Stone.

Research Publications

Linvill, D. L., & Warren, P. L. (2020). Engaging with others: How the IRA coordinated information operation made friends. The Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review. https://10.37016/mr-2020-011

Linvill, D. L. & Warren, P. L. (2020). Troll factories: Manufacturing specialized disinformation on Twitter, Political Communication, doi:10.1080/10584609.2020.1718257

Linvill, D. L. & Warren, P. L. (2020). Yes, Russia spreads Coronavirus lies. But they were made in America. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/04/02/yes-russia-spreads-coronavirus-lies-they-were-made-america/

Linvill, D. L., Boatwright, B., Grant, W., & Warren, P. L. (2019). “The Russians are hacking my brain!” investigating Russia’s Internet Research Agency Twitter tactics during the 2016 United States presidential campaign. Computers in Human Behavior, 99. 292–300.

Linvill, D. L. & Warren, P. L. (2019). Russian trolls can be surprisingly subtle, and often fun to read. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/russian-trolls-can-be-surprisingly-subtle-and-often-fun-to-read/2019/03/08/677f8ec2-413c-11e9-9361-301ffb5bd5e6_story.html?utm_term=.24190cfac7b4

Linvill, D. L. & Warren, P. L. (2019). Students need to learn how trolls and bots stir up online divisions. Times Higher Education. Retrieved from https://www.timeshighereducation.com/opinion/students-need-learn-how-trolls-and-bots-stir-online-divisions

Linvill, D. L. & Warren, P. L. (2019). That uplifting tweet you just sent? A Russian troll sent it. Rolling Stone. Retrieved from https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/russia-troll-2020-election-interference-twitter-916482/


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