Social Media and Politics

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Social Media and Politics is a podcast bringing you innovative, first-hand insights into how social media is changing the political game. Subscribe for interviews and analysis with politicians, academics, and leading digital strategists to get their take on how social media influences the ways we engage with politics and democracy. Social Media and Politics is hosted by Michael Bossetta, political scientist at the University of Copenhagen. Check out the podcast's official website: http://socialmediaandpolitics.org.

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Social Media and Politics is a podcast bringing you innovative, first-hand insights into how social media is changing the political game. Subscribe for interviews and analysis with politicians, academics, and leading digital strategists to get their take on how social media influences the ways we engage with politics and democracy. Social Media and Politics is hosted by Michael Bossetta, political scientist at the University of Copenhagen. Check out the podcast's official website: http://socialmediaandpolitics.org.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-10-15 01:50
last episode published
2017-07-30 18:41
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Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author  
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics owner  
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Number of Episodes
60
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
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#60: Political Polarization, Social Media, and News Use in the United States, with Dr. Galen Stocking

Dr. Galen Stocking, Computational Social Scientist at Pew Research Center, discusses political polarization and how it relates to social media use. We take a deep dive into how Pew Research Center measures polarization empirically, how polarization has...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
30.09.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#59: Cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and Social Media, with Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier, Chief Technology Officer at IBM Resilient, guests to discuss his new book, Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World. We discuss how the Internet of Things opens up new possibilities for catastrophes...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
16.09.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#58: Facebook's Political Ad Archive and Web Scraping to Improve It, with Søren Pedersen

Søren Pedersen, a Danish software developer working for Extra Bladet, joins the podcast to discuss his project uspolads.com. Søren used web scraping technology to build a website that presents data from the Facebook political ad archive ahead of the 20...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
10.09.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#57: The 2018 Swedish Elections and Social Media, with Dr. Anamaria Dutceac Segesten

Dr. Anamaria Dutceac Segesten, Senior Lecturer in European Studies at Lund University, guests to discuss the 2018 Swedish Elections and social media's role in the political campaigning leading up to the election. We break down the election results and ...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
2.09.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#56: Facebook Ad Targeting in the 2017 British General Election, with Dr. Nick Anstead

Dr. Nick Anstead, Associate Professor in Media and Communications at the LSE, guests to discuss his new research on British parties' Facebook ad targeting during the 2017 election. Using a data from the Chrome browser created by Who Targets Me, Dr. Ans...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
26.08.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#55: Anti-Social Media: Does Facebook Undermine Democracy?, with Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan

Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia, joins the podcast to discuss his new book "Anti-Social Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy" (Oxford University Press). We discuss the impact of Fa...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
19.08.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#54: P2P Texting Platforms for Political Campaigns, with Thomas Peters

Thomas Peters, CEO of uCampaign and RumbleUp!, returns to the podcast to discuss his company's new peer-to-peer texting platform: RumbleUp. Thomas shares his insights into how P2P texting (SMS and MMS) can be used by political campaigns to increase GOT...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
12.08.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#53: Computational Social Science and Digital Methods in the Post-API Age, with Dr. Deen Freelon

Dr. Deen Freelon, Associate Professor in the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses how researchers collect and analyze social media data to study politics. We talk about Facebook's recent API shut-...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
29.07.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#52: Paid Media and Political Advertisements for Campaigns, with Anson Kaye

Anson Kaye, Partner at GMMB, discusses how a political advertisement for a campaign is crafted from concept to implementation. Anson has designed paid media for Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Harry Reid, and he shares his insights into how the rise...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
15.07.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#51: Email Programs and Digital Campaigning for the Democratic Party, with Matt Compton

Matt Compton, Director of Advocacy and Engagement at Blue State Digital, discusses how email programs are used for political campaigns and advocacy. Matt also shares his experience in working in digital communications for the Obama White House and the ...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
1.07.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#50: Platforms and News Publishers: Digital Journalism in the Facebook-Google Duopoly, with Rameez Tase

Rameez Tase, Vice President of Audience Development and Insights at Axios, discusses news publishing in a digital environment dominated by Facebook and Google. Rameez outlines the challenges and opportunities of being a digitally native news outlet, ho...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
17.06.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#49: Advocacy for the Tech Industry, with Matt Schruers

Matt Schruers, Vice President of Law and Policy at the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), discusses the work that CCIA does as a link between the tech industry and legislators. The CCIA represents the interests of large tech firms...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
3.06.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#48: Cyberattacks on Social Media: Spear Phishing, Trolling, and Disinformation, with Dr. Arun Vishwanath

Dr. Arun Vishwanath, Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Buffalo, shares his expertise on how social media are used to conduct cyberattacks. We discuss the three key tactics that state-sponsored actors use to undermine trust in Am...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
18.05.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#47: GDPR and Political Campaigning, with Brendan Tobin

Brendan Tobin, Head of Growth at Ecanvasser, discusses how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect political campaigning in the European Union. We talk about what GDPR is, how it will be enforced by legislators, and what the implicati...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
6.05.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#46: Mobilizing the Pack for Political Campaigns and Advocacy, with Tom Lillywhite

Tom Lillywhite, founder of Wilder Digital and the digital campaigning tool 'Pack', joins the podcast to discuss how political campaigns and organizations can mobilize supporters to increase organic reach on social media. We discuss how crowdsourcing ar...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
22.04.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#45: Facebook Ads Transparency in the Irish Abortion Referendum, with Craig Dwyer

Craig Dwyer, co-founder of the Transparent Referendum Initiative, discusses targeted Facebook advertising ahead of the Irish constitutional referendum about abortion on May 25th. The TRI collects "dark" Facebook posts and is building an openly accessib...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
8.04.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#44: Chatbots for Civic Engagement, with Simon Day

Simon Day, co-founder of Apptivism, discusses how chatbots are used to increase civic engagement. By interacting with a chatbot on Facebook Messenger, citizens can give their opinion on policies from their computers or smartphones. Policymakers can the...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
25.03.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#43: Mobile Apps for Political Campaigns and Advocacy, with Thomas Peters

Thomas Peters, founder and CEO of uCampaign, discusses how mobile apps can be powerful tools to drive engagement for political campaigns and advocacy groups. uCampaign has developed apps for Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and the Brexit Leave campaign, and Th...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
11.03.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#42: WhatsApp-ening in the Netherlands? Social Media, GroenLinks, and the 2018 Dutch Local Elections, with Hanneke Bruinsma

Hanneke Bruinsma, local politician for the green party GroenLinks in the Netherlands, joins the show to discuss how her party is using social media in the upcoming Dutch municipal elections. We discuss how GroenLinks party members in the Overbetuwe mun...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
1.01.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#41: Online Political Games: Corbyn Run and the 2017 British Elections, with James Moulding

James Moulding, co-founder of Games for the Many, joins the podcast to discuss the success of Corbyn Run, and online political game that went viral during the 2017 British election. We discuss the development of the game, the role of social media in pr...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
17.12.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#40: 2017 Year in Review: Social Media and Politics, with Dr. Anamaria Dutceac Segesten

Dr. Anamaria Dutceac Segesten, Assistant Professor in European Studies and Lund University, returns to the podcast to recap the biggest moments and trends in social media and politics from 2017. We discuss social media's transnationalization potential,...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
26.11.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#39: Data, Democracy, and the Role of Technology in Politics, with Dr. Daniel Kreiss

Dr. Daniel Kreiss, Associate Professor at the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, joins the podcast to discuss the role of data, social media, and technology in contemporary electoral campaigning. We discu...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
12.11.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#38: Algorithms, Social Media, and Society, with Dr. Thore Husfeldt

Dr. Thore Husfeldt, Associate Professor in computer science at IT University of Copenhagen and Professor in computer science and Lund University, is an algorithms theorist who joins the show to discuss the implications of algorithms for politics and so...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
29.10.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#37: The Dark Web: Social Networks on Tor, with Ciphas

Ciphas, an anonymous web blogger who writes about the dark web, joins the podcast to discuss what types of social networks are on the dark web. We discuss what type of social media are on the Tor browser, as well as why they might not be as popular as ...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
15.10.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#36: Cloaked Facebook Pages, Hate Profiles, and Propaganda, with Johan Farkas

Johan Farkas, Lecturer and Researcher at the IT University of Copenhagen, joins the show to discuss his research on "cloaked Facebook pages" that spread propaganda through false identities. We talk about how cloaked Facebook pages have been used in Den...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
18.09.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#35: Character Assassination, Reputation Politics, and Social Media in Russia, with Sergei Samoilenko

Sergei Samoilenko, co-founder of the Character Assassination and Reputation Politics (CARP) Research Lab at George Mason University, shares his insights on how social media is used as a tool for defamation and crisis communication. We also discuss the ...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
20.08.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#34: Participation, Social Media, and the Cyprus conflict, with Dr. Nico Carpentier

Dr. Nico Carpentier, Professor at the Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University, guests on the podcast this week to discuss participation, media, social media, and conflict in Cyprus. We discuss deliberative versus participatory democra...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
13.08.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#33: Policing through Facebook: Social Media and Law Enforcement, with Kenneth Hampton

Kenneth Hampton, former Chief of Police in Tchula, Mississippi, joins the podcast to discuss his style of law enforcement, which draws heavily on the use of Facebook. Kenneth discusses how he's used Facebook successfully to curb crime, the controversy ...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
6.08.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#32: Radicalization and Foreign Fighters: The Story of Lukas, with Karolina Dam

Karolina Dam, founder of the NGO Sons and Daughters of the World, joins the podcast this week to tell the story of her son, Lukas. Lukas is a Danish citizen who became radicalized in Copenhagen, fled to Syria, and joined ISIS. We discuss how Facebook g...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
30.07.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#31: Political Talk on Social Media: Helping or Hurting Democracy?, with Dr. Scott Wright

Dr. Scott Wright, Senior Lecturer in Political Communication at the University of Melbourne, joins the pod to discuss what citizens' everyday political talk on social media and other online forums means for democracy. D.r Wright shares findings from hi...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
16.07.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#30: Gab: The Free Speech Social Network, with Utsav Sanduja

Gab is an upstart social network with over 200,000 users that does not censor its users' content. Utsav Sanduja, Gab's Chief Communications Officer and Global Affairs Director, joins the podcast to discuss what this social media is all about and addres...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
9.07.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#29: Citizen Marketers and the Bernie Sanders Campaign on Social Media, with Dr. Joel Penney

Dr. Joel Penney, Associate Professor in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University, guests this week to discuss his new book "The Citizen Marketer: Promoting Political Opinion in the Social Media Age." The book explores how ev...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
2.07.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#28: The UK's New Digital Left: Paid Social, Civic Tech, and Mobilizing the Youth Vote, with Samir Patel

Samir Patel, Managing Director at Blue State Digital London, guests this week to discuss how the recent success of the Labour Party in the 2017 British elections was aided by a huge push in digital by the British Left. We discuss the role that Facebook...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
25.06.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#27: Who's Targeting You? Facebook Dark Ads in the British Election Campaign, with Sam Jeffers

Sam Jeffers, co-founder of Who Targets Me, joins the podcast to discuss how sponsored Facebook ads were used by political parties in the 2017 British General Election. Who Targets Me is a project collecting targeted Facebook ads via a Google Chrome ext...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
18.06.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#26: How Social Media Affects Engagement with Civic and Political Life, with Dr. Shelley Boulianne

Dr. Shelley Boulianne, Associate Professor in Sociology at MacEwan University, joins the show to share insights from her research on how social media is impacting citizens' engagement in civic and political life. Dr. Boulianne discusses the findings of...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
10.06.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#25: The 2017 British Elections on Social Media, with Dr. Anamaria Dutceac Segesten

Host Michael Bossetta and Dr. Anamaria Dutceac Segesten discuss parties and citizens used social media to campaign in the 2017 UK General Elections, where Theresa May's gamble to call a snap election backfired on her Conservative Party. We break down t...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
29.05.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#24: Donald Trump and Scott Walker's Digital Strategy on Social Media, with Matthew Oczkowski

Matthew Oczkowski, Head of Product at Cambridge Analytica, joins the show to discuss his experience heading digital strategy for the Scott Walker primary campaign and Donald Trump general election. We discuss how the candidates used Snapchat and other ...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
22.05.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#23: Snapchat and the Marco Rubio Campaign, with Eric Wilson

Eric Wilson, Digital Director for the Marco Rubio for President campaign, guests on the podcast to discuss how the Rubio campaign used social media in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. We focus on Snapchat and discuss how the platform was used to r...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
15.05.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#22: American Politics and Social Media, with Dr. Alan Rosenblatt

Dr. Alan Rosenblatt, Director for Digital Research at Lake Research Partners and Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy at Turner4D, shares his insights into how politicians have historically used the internet to campaign, going back to the first ca...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
4.05.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#21: The French Elections and Social Media Part 2: Le Pen versus Macron and Predicting Election Outcomes, with Dr. Antoine Bevort

Dr. Antoine Bevort, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at le Cnam, gives his take on what a Marine Le Pen or Emmanuel Macron victory in the French elections would mean for France. We discuss Dr. Bevort's research into how social media can be a predictor f...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
1.05.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#20: The French Elections and Social Media Part 1: What News are Citizens Sharing on Social Media?, with Daniel Fazekas

Daniel Fazekas, founder of Bakamo Social, discusses the findings of his recent research into the French social media landscape leading up to the 2017 French presidential election. We discuss what types of news sources French citizens are sharing, Russi...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
23.04.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#19: World Leaders on Instagram: Governing through Photography, Selfies, and Live Stories, with Matthias Luefkens

Matthias Luefkens, Managing Director of Digital Strategy for EMEA countries at Burson-Marsteller, comes on the podcast to discuss his 'World Leaders on Instagram 2017' Twiplomacy study, which examines the ways governments and heads of state are using I...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
17.04.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#18: Dark Social Media like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and WeChat: What do they mean for Politics and Marketing?, with Paul Hurley

Paul Hurley, digital marketing expert and founder of Frictionless Social, guests this week to discuss how Dark Social networks may be influencing politics. Paul discusses how platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, and others can be used b...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
10.04.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#17: Social Media and Politics in Nigeria, with Yomi Kazeem

Yomi Kazeem, a Lagos-based writer of politics, entrepreneurship, and sports business, joins the podcast to share his insights on social media's impact on politics in Nigeria. We discuss the role of social media in the latest 2015 Nigerian elections, an...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
2.04.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#16: Challenging Nancy Pelosi for Congress: Social Media's Role in Grassroots Campaigning, with Preston Picus

Preston Picus, an educator and coach who challenged Nancy Pelosi in California’s 12th Congressional District, guests to discuss the role that social media played in his running his grassroots, progressive campaign. Mr. Picus highlights some of the disa...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
26.03.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#15: Social Media and Anti-Corruption Protests in Romania, with the Facebook Page 'Corruption Kills'

Dr. Anamaria Dutceac Segesten guest hosts this episode and speaks with Mugur, an activist involved with running the Facebook page 'Corruption Kills', which helped carry out the largest protest in Romania since the fall of the Soviet Union. Dr. Segeste...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
13.03.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#14: The 2017 Dutch Elections and Political Campaigning on Social Media in the Netherlands, with Dr. Kristof Jacobs

Dr. Kristof Jacobs, Assistant Professor at Radboud University, joins the podcast ahead of the upcoming Dutch national elections to share his research on how political parties and strategists in the Netherlands use social media to campaign. We discuss t...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
5.03.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#13: "Last Night in Sweden": Responding to Donald Trump while Branding a Nation on Social Media, with Emma Randecker

Emma Randecker from the Swedish Institute discusses how the organization responded to Donald Trump's 'Last Night in Sweden' comment, which sparked a media frenzy on both traditional and social media. Emma outlines how SI launched a fact checking campai...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
13.02.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#12: The YouTube Algorithm and its Implication for Politics, with Matt Gielen

Matt Gielen, founder of Little Monster Media Co and former Director of Audience Development at Frederator, joins the podcast to share is research and insights about how the YouTube algorithm works. Matt explains some of the factors that YouTube's algor...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
2.02.2017 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#11: Social Media and Nonprofit Organizations Serving Immigrants in the United States, with Dr. Heath Brown

Dr. Heath Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the City University of New York Graduate Center, joins the show to share his research on the political activity of nonprofit organizations serving im...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author