Cody Buntain is an Assistant Professor with the University of Maryland College of Information Studies. Buntain is also a former postdoctoral fellow at NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics. His recent publications include papers on influencing credibility assessment in social media, consistencies in social media’s response to crises, and characterizing gender and directedness in online harassment.
His primary research areas exist at the intersection of data science in social media and the social sciences, specifically how individuals engage socially and politically and respond to crises and disasters in online spaces. Currently, he is studying cross-platform information flows, temporal evolution/politicization of topics, misinformation, and information/interaction quality.