In 2020, Craig Newmark Philanthropies donated $400,000 to support our PhD students, ensuring they could continue their research projects examining some of the biggest questions at the intersection of social media and democracy. Here is an update on what they've been working on this past year thanks to Craig's generous support.
This article is part of an ongoing Research Summaries series at CSMaP where we provide complimentary articles to our published research. This week, we wrote about a recent CSMaP data report, which analyzes the impact of influential Twitter users in the BLM and Common Core movements.
A new book, written by our Co-Director, Joshua A. Tucker and CSMaP Collaborator, Nathaniel Persily, argues academic researchers should have more access to the data locked inside Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. CSMaP Communications Director, Venuri Siriwardane, sat down with the researchers for a Q&A to learn more.