Our Mission

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

[New Survey Report] Inoculating against an Infodemic: A Canada-Wide COVID-19 News, Social Media, and...

TORONTO, May 11, 2020 —  Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, TiKTok and other social...

The PhD in Management program at Ryerson University is now open for applications for...

Does your heart beat for research? Are you looking to investigate topics and issues that will have...

Hospitals Around the World are Being Targeted by Conspiracy Theorists

New Analysis from @SMLabTo Shows How a Meme is Being Used as a Weapon Against Expertise

Seven Types of #COVID19 #MisInformation

This Op-ed was originally published in Policy Options Magazine on April 14, 2020.By Philip Mai, Anatoliy...

Come for the Misinformation, Stay for the Facts – April 14, 1:00PM EST

Led by: Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd, Canada Research Chair in Social Media Data Stewardship & Philip Mai, Director of Business and Communications, Ryerson Social Media...

Isolating, But Not Isolated: How Instagram Influencers Are Creating Their Own Imagined Community in...

What constitutes “a community”? Traditionally, a community is defined as a group of people living together in one place. However, with the...
Visit the COVID19MisInfo Portal - a rapid response project of the Ryerson University Social Media Lab.COVID19MisInfo.org