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

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.

Twitter, Facebook have acted as handmaidens to Trump’s chaos that led to U.S. Capitol...

Commentary: Twitter permanently suspends Trump after U.S. Capitol siege, citing risk of further violenceTwitter and Facebook suspended...

Social Media Lab’s Director of Research Anatoliy Gruzd Has Canada Research Chair Renewed For...

The Ryerson University Social Media Lab is pleased to announce the reappointment of Professor Anatoliy Gruzd to another...

Social Media Privacy in Canada 2020 [Report]

A Canada-wide survey on social media users' privacy practices and attitudes towards social media data use by third parties.
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