CSMaP First Annual Conference

April 3, 2020

In CSMaP's first annual conference, we convened leading scholars to present research on a range of topics at the intersection of social media and politics.

*Presented virtually via a shortened form on Zoom due to coronavirus health precautions

All times listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST)

April 3rd, 2020

  • Introduction

    12:00 - 12:15 pm

    Richard Bonneau, Jonathan Nagler, Joshua A. Tucker, NYU's Center for Social Media and Politics

  • 12:15 - 1:00 pm

    Capturing Clicks: How the Chinese Government Uses Clickbait to Compete for Visibility
    Jennifer Pan, Stanford University

  • Lightning Talks

    1:00 - 1:45 pm

    Exposure to New Grows Less Fragmented with Increase in Mobile Access
    Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon, University of Pennsylvania

    A Method of Determination for Non-Deterministic Network Community Detection Algorithms
    Deen Freelon, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    A Supply and Demand Framework for YouTube Politics
    Kevin Munger, Pennsylvania State University

  • 1:45 - 2:30 pm

    Can Exposure to Celebrities Reduce Prejudice? The Effect of Mohamed Salah on Islamophobic Behaviors and Attitudes
    Alexandra A. Siegel, Stanford University

  • 2:30 - 3:00 pm


  • 3:00 - 3:45 pm

    Evaluating the Fake News Problem at the Scale of the Information Ecosystem Measuring News Consumption with Behavioral Versus Survey Data
    David Rothschild, Microsoft Research

  • 3:45 - 4:30 pm

    Eight Ways Social Media Make Us Vulnerable to Misinformation
    Filippo Menczer, Indiana University

  • 4:30 - 5:00 pm

    Closing Discussion: The 2020 U.S. Elections

  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Virtual Happy Hour