Kevin Aslett

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Kevin Aslett is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida in the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs and the Cybersecurity and Privacy Research Cluster. He is also a Faculty Research Affiliate at NYU's Center for Social Media and Politics and a Fellow at the Political Economy Forum at the University of Washington. 

His research broadly focuses on the effect of technological change and supranational institutions on threats to liberal democracy (specifically fake news/misinformation, populism, and patronage). In addition, he has developed new methods in the field of political communication that remove obstacles to extracting information from enormous collections of electronic text and images that users encounter online. He has published applications of machine learning that unlock big and complex data, so that he and others can effectively research the effect of social media on political preferences and opinions.

You can track Kevin's code and find replication files on Github. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Science Advances and Policy Studies Journal and in popular outlets such as the Washington Post. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Online Trust and Safety run by the Stanford Internet Observatory.