The Center for Social Media and Politics analyzed what issues matter to voters in Georgia by analyzing their tweets. We were interested in a set of research questions. First, what issues were Georgians talking about when they talked about each candidate? Second, were Georgians discussing the elections in nationalized or strategic terms: mentioning national Republican or Democratic figures? Third, were Georgians mentioning topics that were brought up in attack ads? Fourth, was there variation across ideological, ethnic, and gender lines in these behaviors?
The Center for Social Media and Politics analyzed discussion on Twitter about two issues as they evolved over time: Black Lives Matter and Common Core State Standards. We found that politically motivated popular users are the most influential users in both CCSS and BLM online conversations.
The Center for Social Media and Politics analyzed discussion on Twitter about two issues as they evolved over time: Black Lives Matter and Common Core State Standards. We show that politicization of the issues did not follow the same path, and different types of messages and senders were influential in expanding and shaping the discussions.
The Center for Social Media and Politics at New York University collected and analyzed Twitter data to explore and understand user reactions to the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary debates.
The NYU Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) lab analyzed data shared publicly by Twitter on the activity of the Kremlin-linked “Internet Research Agency” (IRA) to examine whether IRA-operated Twitter accounts spread polarizing or misleading content on social media platforms in an attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.