Russian Foreign Influence


In a new paper, we find exposure to tweets from Russian trolls in 2016 didn’t change attitudes or voting behavior — but the disinformation effort may still have had consequences.

NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics works to strengthen democracy by conducting rigorous research, advancing evidence-based public policy, and training the next generation of scholars.

Who We Are

  • Our Research

    CSMaP publishes rigorous, policy-relevant research in top academic journals.

  • Our Team

    Drawing from politics, data science, biology, and sociology, we host a diverse community of scholars.

  • Our Impact

    Our work advances evidence-based public policy and discourse in the digital age.

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About Us

Our Co-Director Joshua A. Tucker explains the importance of CSMaP's work.

A Commitment to Open Science

As part of our project to construct comprehensive data sets and to empirically test hypotheses related to social media and politics, we have developed a suite of open-source tools and modeling processes.

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