Dr. Elizabeth Dubois

Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Social media, digital media, politics, elections, disinformation, political bots, artificial intelligence, political communication, online harassment of political journalists, journalism innovations


My Story: Elizabeth Dubois | Outburst

This week on Outburst: Political participation in the digital age. Elizabeth Dubois, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa shares her view on how social media has changed the Canadians interact with politics.

PPF Fellow and uOttawa prof Elizabeth Dubois explains online manipulation techniques

Green Party used Photoshop to add reusable cup and metal straw to photo of Elizabeth May



Dr. Elizabeth Dubois (PhD, University of Oxford) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, and member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa. She is also a Fellow at the Public Policy Forum of Canada and member of Assembly based at MIT Media Lab and Harvard’s Berkman-Klein Center. Her work examines political uses of digital media, including media manipulation, citizen engagement, and artificial intelligence. She leads a multi-disciplinary team which includes political scientists, computer scientists, and communication students. She collaborates internationally with non-profits, technology companies, journalists, and academics.


  • social media
  • digital media
  • politics
  • elections
  • disinformation
  • political bots
  • artificial intelligence
  • political communication
  • online harassment of political journalists
  • journalism innovations