CSMaP Annual Conference

April 22-23, 2021, Virtual

*Presented virtually on Zoom due to coronavirus health precautions

All times listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Thursday, April 22

Time Event
12:00pm – 12:15pm Introduction

Richard Bonneau
NYU Center for Social Media and Politics

12:15pm – 12:45pm Breaking the Social Media Prism: How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing

Political Experiences on Social Media

12:45pm – 1:30pm



Outside the Bubble: Social Media and Political Participation in
Western Democracies

When Republicans See Red but Liberals Feel Blue: Why Labeler
Characteristics Matter for Image Analysis

Tweetkeeping: Why Politically-interested Iranian Accounts Get
Suspended on Twitter

Partisan Cues and Social Life

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Shared Partisanship Dramatically Increases Social Tie Formation in a Twitter Field Experiment

Echo Chambers: Does Online Network Structure Affect Political Polarization?

2:00pm – 2:30pm New Take on Echo Chambers, New Evidence on Media Bubbles

2:30pm – 3:00pm Coffee Break
Political Communications on Social Media

3:00pm – 3:30pm

News and Partisanship on Social Media

Legislative Communications and Power: Measuring Leadership from Social Media Data

3:30pm – 4:00pm


Online Sentiment Toward the Chinese Government during the Emergence of COVID-19

Partisan Cues and Polarization

4:00pm – 4:45pm

How YouTube’s Recommendation
Algorithm Pushes Real People Content

Social Media, Contact and Conflict: Evidence from a Field
Experiment in Cyprus

Re-examining Attitude Change in Digital Life

4:45pm – 5:15pm


Desegregating Digital Spaces: A Facebook Field Experiment in Jerusalem

Partisan Motivated Reasoning in a Pandemic

Friday, April 23

Time Event
12:00pm – 12:30pm Exposure to Alternative and Extremist Content on YouTube

Harmful Content & Its Correction

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Endorsement of Correction on Social Media

A Large-Scale Comparison of Political News Sharing on Facebook and Twitter

Measuring Belief in Fake News in Real Time

How Data, Knowledge, and Expertise Mobilize in Online Media during the COVID-19 Crisis

1:30pm – 2:00pm


YouTube Recommendations and Effects on Sharing Across Online Social Platforms

Articulating the Research Terrain

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Investigating the Iranian Twittersphere

Towards Quantitative Description

2:30pm – 3:00pm Coffee Break
3:00pm – 3:30pm


US 2020 and 2016 Election: Media, Social Media, and Political Attitudes

Jonathan Nagler, NYU

Network Effects

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Scale, Growth, and Origins of Echo Chambers: YouTube, Online, and Television

The Effects of the Capitol Insurrection on Political Identity

Four Reasons Why Social Media Make Us Vulnerable to Manipulation

4:15pm – 4:45pm How Social Influence Shapes Online Political Expression

The State of Social Media Data

4:45pm – 5:15pm

Nathaniel Persily, Stanford Law School

Joshua Tucker, NYU