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Bence Kollanyi

2018-03-02T22:14:19+00:00April 1st, 2016|

Bence Kollanyi has recently graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with an MS in Public Policy. During his studies at Tech, he started doing research related to social media and computational propaganda. He is currently a PhD student in Sociology at the Corvinus University ...

Sourcing and Automation of Political News and Information over Social Media in the United States, 2016-2018

2019-11-15T14:48:53+00:00October 26th, 2019|Academic Articles, Research|

The article ‘Sourcing and Automation of Political News and Information over Social Media in the United States, 2016-2018’ by ComProp researchers Samantha Bradshaw, Philip N. Howard, Bence Kollanyi and Lisa-Maria Neudert was published in Political Communication.  ABSTRACT: Social media is an important source of news ...

Sourcing and Automation of Political News and Information During Three European Elections

2019-11-15T14:37:54+00:00July 16th, 2019|Academic Articles, Research|

The article ‘Sourcing and Automation of Political News and Information During Three European Elections' by Lisa-Maria Neudert, Philip Howard, and Bence Kollanyi was published in Social Media + Society. ABSTRACT: Voters increasingly rely on social media for news and information about politics. But increasingly, social ...

Junk News during the EU Parliamentary Elections

2019-05-21T07:07:34+00:00May 21st, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Access to accurate information about politics and electoral processes is critical to the health of democratic systems. With this in mind, this data memo examines the quality and quantity of political news and information that social media users were sharing across seven European languages (English, ...

News and Information over Facebook and WhatsApp during the Indian Election Campaign

2019-05-13T11:13:05+00:00May 13th, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Social media platforms have become an important source of political news and information for voters in India’s national election. To evaluate the quality of sources and images being shared, we examine the patterns of content circulation on Facebook and WhatsApp with a large sample of ...

Climate Change Consensus and Skepticism: Mapping Climate Change Dialogue on Twitter and Facebook

2018-11-28T08:57:18+00:00November 28th, 2018|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Concerns are growing about the polarization of the climate change debate. Despite broad consensus among scientists that climate change is both occurring and anthropogenic, a vocal movement expresses skepticism about the validity of the scientific consensus. In this data memo, we analyze the climate change ...

Polarization, Partisanship and Junk News Consumption on Social Media During the 2018 US Midterm Elections

2018-11-01T10:22:11+00:00November 1st, 2018|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

In the United States, social media platforms serve significant volumes of junk political news and information during important moments in political life—particularly elections. In this data memo, we examine the sources of political news and information that were shared by social media users in the ...

News and Political Information Consumption in Brazil: Mapping the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Election on Twitter

2018-10-05T13:55:24+00:00October 5th, 2018|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Abstract In Brazil, there are rising concerns over computational propaganda and the political polarization it may cause. In this data memo, we analyze data about political news and information shared over Twitter in the period leading up to the 2018 Brazilian presidential election. We find ...

News and Political Information Consumption in Sweden: Mapping the 2018 Swedish General Election on Twitter

2018-09-06T00:11:09+00:00September 6th, 2018|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Abstract In Sweden, concerns over misinformation and computational propaganda and their effect on the democratic process are on the rise. In this data memo, we analyse political news and information shared over Twitter in the period leading up to the 2018 Swedish General Election. We ...