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
2019-06-16 18:44
last episode published
2019-06-16 07:00
publication frequency
11.59 days
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Number of Episodes
84
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
16.06.2019

Authentic Campaigns, Social Media, and Politics, with Loren Merchan and Jonathan Barnes

Loren Merchan and Jonathan Barnes guest to discuss the concept of authenticity and authentic campaigns in major Demoratic US elections. We break down the concept of authenticity, and discuss how digital and social media can be leveraged to make a candi...
Michael Bossetta author
9.06.2019

Mapping Migration Narratives in the EU with Social Media Data, with Kata Füge

Kata Füge, Social Media Analyst at Bakamo Social, discusses Bakamo's latest study charting citizens' online discussions about immigration across Europe. We break down the main findings of the study, the main narratives used by EU citizens to discuss mi...
Michael Bossetta author
2.06.2019

Italian Politics, Digital Campaigning, and Social Media, with Dino Amenduni

Dino Amenduni, Political Strategist and Partner at Proforma, guests to discuss his work campaigning for Partito Democratico (PD) in Italy. We talk about the role of social media in digital campaigning for Italian politics, the enduring importance of ...
Michael Bossetta author
27.05.2019

European Parliament Elections 2019: Results and Breakdown of the EU Elections with Dr. Anamaria Dutceac Segesten

Dr. Anamaria Dutceac Segesten, Assistant Professor of European Studies at Lund University, guests to discuss a live breakdown of the EU election results. We talk about the election results, the European Parliament's digital campaign, and what it all ...
Michael Bossetta author
19.05.2019

Strategic Narratives in International Relations and Diplomacy, with Dr. Ben O'Loughlin

Dr. Ben O'Loughlin, Professor of International Relations at Royal Halloway, University of London, guests to discuss how diplomats use stragetic narratives in managing international relations. We break down the concept of strategic narrative, which in...
Michael Bossetta author
12.05.2019

Presidential Campaigning, Digital Media, and US Elections, with Dr. Jennifer Stromer-Galley

Dr. Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Professor of Information Studies at Syracuse University, guests to share her research on American presidential campaigns and their digital media use since 1996. We discuss her award-winning book, Presidential Campaigning ...
Michael Bossetta author
28.04.2019

Advertising and Fundraising for Political Campaigns, with Brian Lyle

Brian Lyle, Vice President of Digital Strategy at On Message, Inc., and AAPC 2019 Digital Strategist of the Year, guests to discuss his award-winning work during the 2018 US Midterms. We discuss On Message's approach to political campaigning - advert...
Michael Bossetta author
14.04.2019 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#77: Ukraine Presidential Elections and Social Media Campaigning, with Mikhail Fedorov

Mikhail Fedorov, Chief Digital Strategist for Vladimir Zelensky, joins the podcast to discuss digital campaigning ahead of the 2019 Ukrainian Presidential Elections. We discuss how Zelensky, the election's frontrunner, is using tools like Facebook, You...
Michael Bossetta author
7.04.2019 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#76: Crypto Social Networks, with Bill Ottman

Bill Ottman, Founder and CEO of Minds, discusses how decentralized social media platforms may be the response to privacy concerns surrounding big platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. We talk about Minds' peer-to-peer cryptocurrency model, how...
Michael Bossetta author
24.03.2019 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#75: Human Rights, Social Media, and Myanmar, with Ray Serrato

Ray Serrato, Social Media Analyst at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, discusses how social media data is used in the context of human rights violations. Ray breaks down the attacks against the Rohinga minority in Myanmar, and we discuss t...
Michael Bossetta author
10.03.2019 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#74: Political Campaigning with Chatbots, Streaming Devices, and Social Media, with Adam Meldrum

Adam Meldrum, Founding and Managing Partner at Ad Victory, guests to discuss the cutting-edge trends in American digital campaigning. We look at some best practices and innovations from the 2018 Midterm Elections around ad buys, booking inventory, OTT ...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
24.02.2019 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#73: Far-Right Extremism, Media Manipulation, and Disinformation Online, with Dr. Alice Marwick

Dr. Alice Marwick, Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, guests to discuss the findings of her research report: Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online. Dr. Marwick breaks down how far-right grou...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
10.02.2019 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#72: Digital Political Campaigning in Britain, with Dr. Rachel Gibson

Dr. Rachel Gibson, Professor of Politics at the University of Manchester, discusses British political parties' digital campaigning from websites to social media. We take a longitudinal dive into the development of digital campaigning in the UK, and com...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
31.01.2019 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#71: Russian Disinformation and Social Media in Ukraine, with Kateryna Kruk

Kateryna Kruk, Analyst at StopFake and Special Fellow at the European Values Think-Tank, discusses the development and strategies of Russian disinformation in Ukraine. Kateryna shares her experiences using Twitter to promote awareness about the Euromai...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
20.01.2019 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#70: News Finds Me Perception and Social Media, with Dr. Homero Gil de Zúñiga

Dr. Homero Gil de Zúñiga, Professor at the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna, guests to discuss the "News Finds Me Perception" and the role of social media in it. Citizens who believe that the news will simply find them are heavy ...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
13.01.2019 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#69: Protests and Demonstrations in Northern Ireland, with Dr. Paul Reilly

Dr. Paul Reilly, Senior Lecturer in Social Media and Digital Society at the University of Sheffield, shares his research on the role of social media in protests in Northern Ireland. We first discuss the "Irish Border Question" in relation to Brexit, a...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
21.12.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#67: Social Media and Politics Year in Review 2018, with Dr. Anamaria Dutceac Segesten

Dr. Anamaria Dutceac Segesten, Senior Lecturer in European Studies at Lund University, joins host Michael Bossetta for the 3rd Annual Social Media and Politics Year in Review! Each presents three "gifts": nuggets of knowledge that look back to the key ...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
16.12.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#66: Crisis Communication, Social Media, and European Political Campaigning, with Marco Ricorda

Marco Ricorda, Social Media Manager for the European Parliament's President, joins the podcast to discuss livestreaming from the Parliament during last week's terrorist attack in Strasbourg. From there, we discuss the state of digital campaigning in Eu...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
25.11.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#65: The Logics of Datafication, Algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence, with Dr. Jakob Svensson

Dr. Jakob Svensson, Associate Professor in Media and Communication at Malmö University, guests to share his research on the logics that drive digital media. We discuss how algorithms and datafication are shaped by developers, and the types of biases th...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
18.11.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#64: Platform API Lockouts, Occupy Wall Street, and Transnational Activism, with Dr. Dan Mercea and Dr. Shawn Walker

Dr. Dan Mercea, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at City University of London, and Dr. Shawn Walker, Assistant Professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College at Arizona State University, guests to discuss the current state of social media r...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
4.11.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#63: Brexit Botnets and Hyperpartisan News Sharing on Twitter, with Dr. Marco Bastos

Dr. Marco Bastos, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at City University of London, discusses his research on Twitter bots and botnets in the 2016 Brexit Referendum. We talk about how to identify bots on Twitter, what these bots were sharing, a...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
28.10.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#62: P2P Texting for Democrats in the 2018 Midterm Elections, with Naseem Makiya

Naseem Makiya, founder and CEO of Outvote, guests to discuss the peer-to-peer texting technologies available to Democrats ahead of the 2018 Midterm Elections. We break down the features of Outvote and what sets it apart from other P2P platforms. In par...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
21.10.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#61: Inoculating Fake News and Disinformation on Social Media, with Ruurd Oosterwoud

Ruurd Oosterwoud, co-founder of DROG, guests to discuss inoculation techniques against disinformation on social media platforms. Ruurd shares the several initiatives DROG has been working on to educate the public about fake news and disinformation: the...
Michael Bossetta Social Media Politics author
14.10.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#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
6.01.2018 https://media.simplecast.com/podcast/image/2403/1491176483-artwork.jpg

#68: Private and Public Sector Digital Campaigning in the EU, with Marta Albertini

Marta Albertini, Digital Strategist at GPLUS Europe, joins the podcast to share her experiences in digital campaigning across private and public sectors. We discuss differences in using social media in a B2B environment versus an institutional one, som...
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