Social Media & Politics

Expert Insights
into Digital Politics

Social Media
& Politics

Expert Insights
into Digital Politics

Social Media
& Politics

Expert Insights
into Digital Politics

#64: Platform API Lockouts, Occupy Wall Street, and Transnational Activism, with Dr. Dan Mercea and Dr. Shawn Walker

Dr. Dan Mercea, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at City University of London, and Dr. Shawn Walker, Assistant Professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College at Arizona State University, guests to discuss the current state of social media research in an environment where researcher are “Locked Out” of access to platform APIs. We...

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#63: Brexit Botnets and Hyperpartisan News Sharing on Twitter, with Dr. Marco Bastos

Dr. Marco Bastos, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at City University of London, discusses his research on Twitter bots and botnets in the 2016 Brexit Referendum. We talk about how to identify bots on Twitter, what these bots were sharing, and how the content they share on social media relates to the activity of...

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#62: P2P Texting for Democrats in the 2018 Midterm Elections, with Naseem Makiya

Naseem Makiya, founder and CEO of Outvote, guests to discuss the peer-to-peer texting technologies available to Democrats ahead of the 2018 Midterm Elections. We break down the features of Outvote and what sets it apart from other P2P platforms. In particular, we focus on the “Swing District” feature, a focus on contacting friends, and the...

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Featured Guests

Daniel Kreiss

Daniel Kreiss

UNC-CHapel hill

Leading academic on technology-intensive campaigning. Author of “Prototype Politics.”

Karolina Wozniak

Karolina Wozniak

European Parliament

Social Media Coordinator for the European Parliament. 

Matt Oczkowski

Matt Oczkowski

Campaign Inbox

Digital Strategist for the Trump campaign. Former Head of Product at Cambridge Analytica.

Thomas Peters

Thomas Peters

uCAMPAIGN

Founder and CEO of uCampaign, creating mobile apps for digital campaigns and advocacy.

I am a Political and Data Scientist at the University of Copenhagen, where I specialize in social media use by politicians and citizens during elections. 


I launched the Social Media and Politics Podcast to better communicate research to the public, as well as keep abreast of the rapid developments in the social media space.


To find out more about my work, visit my website.

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