Social Media & Politics

Expert Insights
into Digital Politics

Social Media
& Politics

Expert Insights
into Digital Politics

Social Media
& Politics

Expert Insights
into Digital Politics

#60: Political Polarization, Social Media, and News Use in the United States, with Dr. Galen Stocking

Dr. Galen Stocking, Computational Social Scientist at Pew Research Center, discusses political polarization and how it relates to social media use. We take a deep dive into how Pew Research Center measures polarization empirically, how polarization has changed over time, and how widening partisan gaps relate to citizens’ traditional and social media habits. Dr. Stocking...

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#59: Cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and Social Media, with Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier, Chief Technology Officer at IBM Resilient, guests to discuss his new book, Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World. We discuss how the Internet of Things (IoT) opens up new possibilities for catastrophes, how social media companies and governments follow a model of surveillance capitalism, and how the...

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#58: Facebook’s Political Ad Archive and Web Scraping to Improve It, with Søren Pedersen

Søren Pedersen, a Danish software developer working for Extra Bladet, joins the podcast to discuss his project uspolads.com. Søren used web scraping technology to build a website that presents data from the Facebook political ad archive ahead of the 2018 US midterm elections. We talk about Søren’s motivations in building uspolads, as well as discuss...

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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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