Political Research

A compilation of our research on social media for political engagement & polarization, misinformation, social movements and e-government.

Publications

  1. Dubois, E., Gruzd, A., Mai, P., & Jacobson, J. (2018). Social Media and Political
    Engagement in Canada. Report. Ryerson University Social Media Lab.
    https://doi.org/10.5683/SP2/9MCJJH
  1. Chaudhry, I., & Gruzd, A. (2018). Expressing and Challenging Racist Discourse on
    Facebook: How Social Media Weaken the “Spiral of Silence” Theory. Policy & Internet
    (online first). https://doi.org/10.1002/poi3.197
  2. Dubois, E., Gruzd, A., & Jacobson, J. (2018). Journalists’ Use of Social Media to Infer
    Public Opinion: The Citizens’ Perspective. Social Science Computer Review,
    0894439318791527. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439318791527
  3. Kwon, K.H. & Gruzd, A. (2017). Is Offensive Commenting Contagious Online? Examining
    Public vs. Interpersonal Swearing in Response to Donald Trump’s YouTube Campaign
    Videos. Internet Research, 27(4), 991–1010. https://doi.org/10.1108/IntR-02-2017-0072
  4. Gruzd, A. and Tsyganova, K. (2015), Information wars and online activism during the
    2013/2014 crisis in Ukraine: Examining the social structures of Pro- and Anti-Maidan
    groups. Policy & Internet 7(2): 121-158. DOI: 10.1002/poi3.91
  5. White, B., Castleden, H., & Gruzd, A. (2015). Talking to Twitter users: Motivations behind
    Twitter use on the Alberta oil sands and the Northern Gateway Pipeline. First Monday 20(1).
    DOI: 10.5210/fm.v20i1.5404
  6. Gruzd, A. and Roy, J. (2014). Investigating Political Polarization on Twitter: A Canadian
    Perspective. Policy & Internet 6(1): 28–45. DOI: 10.1002/1944-2866.POI354
  1. Esteve Del Valle, M., Wanless-Berk, A., Gruzd, A., and Mai, P. (2018). I Click, Therefore I
    am: Predicting Clicktivist-like Actions on Candidates’ Facebook Posts During the 2016 U.S.
    Primary Election. In Networks, Hacking, and Media – CITAMS@30: Now and Then and
    Tomorrow (Studies in Media and Communications, Volume 17) Emerald Publishing
    Limited, pp.137 – 154. https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/S2050-
    206020180000017008
  2. Gruzd, A. & O’Bright, B. (2017) Big Data and Political Science: The Case of VKontakte and
    the 2014 Euromaidan Revolution in Ukraine. In Sloan, L., & Quan-Haase, A. (Eds.). The
    SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods.
  3. Gruzd, A., Mai P., and Kampen, A. (2017). A how-to for using Netlytic to collect and
    analyze social media data: A case study of the use of Twitter during the 2014 Euromaidan
    Revolution in Ukraine. In Sloan, L., & Quan-Haase, A. (Eds.). The SAGE Handbook of
    Social Media Research Methods, pp. 513-529
  4. Gruzd, A., & Roy, J. (2016). Social Media and Local Government in Canada: An
    Examination of Presence and Purpose. In M. Z. Sobaci (Ed.), Social Media and Local
    Governments (pp. 79–94). Springer International Publishing. Retrieved from
    http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-17722-9_5

Conference Papers in Proceedings

  1. Esteve Del Valle, M., Wanless-Berk, A., Gruzd, A., and Mai, P. (2018). Unpredictably
    Trump? Predicting Clicktivist-like Actions on Trump’s Facebook Posts During the 2016 U.S.
    Primary Election. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media &
    Society (#SMSociety’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA. DOI:
    https://doi.org/10.1145/3217804.3217898
  2. Kwon, K. H., & Gruzd, A. (2017). Is Aggression Contagious Online? A Case of Swearing on
    Donald Trump’s Campaign Videos on YouTube. In Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii
    International Conference on System Sciences. Available at
    https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/41417
  3. Tsyganova, K., Tsyganov, D. & Gruzd, A. (2016). Comparing Friendship vs Communication
    Networks among Members of Politically Motivated Online Groups. In Proceedings of the
    Internet, Policy & Politics Conference, September 22-23, 2016, Oxford Internet Institute,
    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Available at http://ipp.oii.ox.ac.uk/2016/programme-
    2016/track-a-politics/participation-ii-networks-and/ksenia-tsyganova-dmitri-tsyganov

Conference Papers

  • Kumar, P., Gruzd, A., Mai, P. (2018) Mapping out Violence Against Women and Girls
    (VAWG) on Twitter: Case of India. The 2018 Association of Internet Researchers
    Conference, October 11, 2018, Montreal, QC.
  • Boichak, O. & Gruzd, A. (2018). Mobilizing Diasporas: Mapping Transnational Relief
    Efforts in the Social Media Age. The Internet, Policy & Politics Conference, September 20-
    21, 2018, Oxford, UK.
  • Gruzd, A. (2016). Who Are We Modelling: Bots or Humans? In Proceedings of the 25th
    International Conference Companion on World Wide Web (pp. 551–551).
    http://doi.org/10.1145/2872518.2896920
  • Gruzd, A. & Tsyganova, K. (2014). Politically Polarized Online Groups and their Social
    Structures formed around the 2013-2014 crisis in Ukraine. Internet, Politics, Policy 2014:
    Crowdsourcing for Politics and Policy. September 25–26, 2014, University of Oxford,
    Oxford, UK.
  • Gruzd, A. (2012). Investigating Political Polarization on Twitter: A Canadian Perspective.
    Internet, Politics, Policy 2012: Big Data, Big Challenges? September 20–21, 2012,
    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  • Gruzd, A. (2012). Examining Polarization in Political Social Media: A Case of Twitter and
    the 2011 Canadian Federal Election. Proceedings of the 40th Canadian Association for
    Information Science conference, May 30 – June 2, 2012, Waterloo, O.N., Canada.
  1. Kumar, P., Gruzd, A., & Mai, P. (2018). Mapping out Violence Against Women (VAW) on
    Twitter: The Case of India. Poster presented at the European Symposium Series on Societal
    Challenges in Computational Social Science (#eurocss), December 5 – 7, 2018. Cologne,
    Germany.
  2. Gruzd, A. (2015). The Use of Twitter during the 2014 Crisis in Ukraine: A Tale of Three
    Languages. Poster presented at the International Conference on Twitter for Research, April
    24, 2015, Lyon, France.