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Current Projects

Our group members are currently working on a number of topics:

political inequality on social media

social media and democratic backsliding

how journalists cover social media

populism, falsehoods and public broadcasting in Europe

political polarization and racial & ethnic identity in social media

social media use and civic engagement in China

collective action across social boundaries in India

Recent Publications

Fontaine, S. A., & Gomez, D. M. (2020). Going Social: A Comparative Analysis of Presidents' Official and Social Media Messages. Presidential Studies Quarterly. DOI:10.1111/psq.12676

Jenkins, M. D., & Gomez, D. (2022). Trump Lies, Truth Dies? Epistemic Crisis and the Effect of False Balance Reporting on Beliefs About Voter Fraud. The International Journal of Press/Politics. DOI: 10.1177/19401612221111997

Theocharis, Y., Boulianne, S., Koc-Michalska, K., & Bimber, B. (2022). Platform Affordances and Political Participation: How Social Media Platforms Reshape Political Engagement. West European Politics. DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2022.2087410.

Bimber, B. & Gil de Zúñiga, H. (2022).  Social Influence and Political Participation around the World. European Journal of Political Science. DOI:10.1017/S175577392200008X

Lane, D. S., Do, K., Molina-Rogers, N. M. (2021). What is Political Expression on Social Media Anyway?: A Systematic Review. Journal of Information Technology & Politics

DOI: 10.1080/19331681.2021.1985031

Lane, D. S., Do, K., Molina-Rogers, N. (2021). Inequality or Identity?: Testing Two Accounts of Racial Gaps in Political Expression on Social Media. Political Communication. DOI:10.1080/10584609.2021.1919808

Lane, D. S., Thorson, K., Xu, Y. (2021). Uninterested and Unequal?: Examining SES-based Gaps in Youth Political Behavior on Social Media. Information Communication & Society.


Koc-Michalska, K., Bimber, B., Gomez, D., Jenkins, M., & Boulianne, S. (2020). Public Beliefs about Falsehoods in News. The International Journal of Press/Politics.  DOI: 10.1177/1940161220912693

Boulianne, S., Koc-Michalska, K., & Bimber, B. (2020). Right-wing Populism, Social Media and Echo Chambers in Western Democracies. New Media & Society. DOI: 10.1177/1461444819893983

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