Social Media & Politics

Expert Insights
into Digital Politics

Social Media
& Politics

Expert Insights
into Digital Politics

Social Media
& Politics

Expert Insights
into Digital Politics

#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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#61: Inoculating Fake News and Disinformation on Social Media, with Ruurd Oosterwoud

Ruurd Oosterwoud, co-founder of DROG, guests to discuss inoculation techniques against disinformation on social media platforms. Ruurd shares the several initiatives DROG has been working on to educate the public about fake news and disinformation: the Bad News Game, student workshops to increase media literacy, and a one day event to create the “biggest Dutch...

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#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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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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