Michael Bossetta, Lunds universitet

Michael Bossetta’s presentation in Forskar Grand Prix 20/21 (Researcher’s Grand Prix 20/21)

Social Media and Politics

Social media are exciting new platforms for politics. Politicians use social media to win elections, citizens use them to discuss politics, and ‘bad actors’ use them to spread fake news and disinformation. But how do we actually study politics on social media?

I’ll share my research using experiments and digital methods. The presentation shows a study of fake news on Twitter, and how I use computer vision to study emotions in Facebook political ads.


Michael Bossetta, Researcher at Media and Communication Studies, Lund University.

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My research 

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