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The Social Media Lab is multi and interdisciplinary research laboratory at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. The lab’s research seeks to advance the public’s understanding of the benefits and pitfalls of social media adoption.

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Recent Posts

Social Media Lab’s Computational Social Science (CSS) Bootcamp – Summer 2021

What: CSS Bootcamp on Examining Online Discourse & Networks with CommunalyticWhen: 2nd and...

Examining Algorithmic Biases in YouTube’s Recommendations of Vaccine Videos [New Paper Alert]

In our new study, Examining Algorithmic Biases in YouTube’s Recommendations of Vaccine Videos, recently published in the...
Social Media Research Toolkit

@Communalytic Now Supports CrowdTangle URL-Search

We are pleased to announce the addition of CrowdTangle as a data source for Communalytic (https://communalytic.com/).CrowdTangle is a...

Toxicity Analysis of a Twitter Thread: Analyzing Replies to President Trump’s Tweet about Contracting...

Conclusion FirstIn this tutorial, we conducted an exploratory toxicity analysis of a Twitter dataset consisting of 298,172 replies to...

New Paper Alert: ‘Mapping Out Violence Against Women of Influence on Twitter Using the...

78 % of hostile posts with explicit forms of harassment against women were still available on Twitter one year after the initial...

Social Media Lab’s Quick Start Guide to #Factchecking.

We are pleased to announce the release of the #covid19 #Factchecking Quick Start Guide.
Visit the COVID19MisInfo Portal - a rapid response project of the Ryerson University Social Media Lab.COVID19MisInfo.org