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TUM receives Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award for project on social media content moderation

Together with Prof. Margaret E. Roberts and Prof. Nils Weidmann, Yannis Theocharis will lead a research project on non-transparent moderation procedures on social media platforms. They will focus on hate messages, "fake news" and freedom of speech. The project is funded by the Max Planck Humboldt Research Award 2022. More information here.

The Effects of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Selective Exposure: Evidence from 17 Countries

Yannis Theocharis is coauthor of "The Effects of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Selective Exposure: Evidence from 17 Countries".
It was published September 4th in Political Communication. doi

 

Division Does Not Imply Predictability: Demographics Continue to Reveal Little About Voting and Partisanship

What are the political consequences of ongoing social sorting? This is the question Jan Zilinsky and his coauthor Seo-Young Silvia Kim ask in their paper "Division Does Not Imply Predictability: Demographics Continue to Reveal Little About Voting and Partisanship"
They published the article in "Political Behavior". doi.

 

Platform affordances and political participation: how social media reshape political engagement

West European Politics
Fr., 15 July 2022

Prof. Theocharis and colleagues have published a new paper in West European Politics: "Politics under Pressure: Polarisation and Participation in Western Europe. Platform affordances and political participation: how social media reshape political engagement.". doi.

72nd Annual International Communication Association Conference

Sat, 28. Mai 2022

Three members of the team presented articles at the 72nd Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference in Paris. Soyeon Jin presented her paper “Revisiting the Influence of Media Salience: Anti-Immigrant Sentiments, Motivation to Control Prejudice, and Stability of Attitudes” in the panel "Immigrant Acculturation, Intergenerational (Non)accommodation, and Health" and Shota Gelovani presented the paper "Cross-Country Effect of Social Media Use on Ethnocentrism: Evidence from Three Western Democracies." he wrote together with Yannis Theocharis, Karolina Koc-Michalska, and Bruce Bimber in the panel "Mediating Narratives and Imaginaries of Migrants: Ethnicity and Race in Communication".  The article is currently under review by the Political Communication journal. Yannis Theocharis coauthored for additional articles presented in the conference. "How Healthy Political Discussions Invigorate Online Participation: Evidence From 17 European Countries" (Castro et al.) in the panel "Political incivility and participation". "Structural Changes and Online Political Campaigning: A Comparison of the 2014 and 2019
European Parliament Elections" (Stier, Popa, Theocharis) in the panel "Evolution of Digital Election Campaigning". "The Effects of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Selective Exposure: Evidence from 17 Countries" (Zoizner et al.)in the panel "Selective and Cross-Cutting Exposure in Times of COVID-19" und "Selective and Cross-Cutting Exposure in Times of COVID-19" (Matthes et al.) in the panel "Selective and Cross-Cutting Exposure in Times of COVID-19".

 

4th ANNUAL COMPTEXT Conference 2022

Fri, 06 May 2022

Two members of the team presented articles at the 4th ANNUAL COMPTEXT Conference 2022 in Dublin. Soyeon Jin presented her article "My Post is on The News! The Reciprocal Relationship among Public Discourse, Media Agenda-Setting, and Public Disputes" in the panel "Social Media and Public Discourse" and Shota Gelovani presented the article "Methodologic and Theoretical Approaches to Studying Citizen-Produced Political Text" in the panel "Social Media and Rhetoric". 

 

Does the platform matter? Social media and COVID-19 conspiracy theory beliefs in 17 countries

New Media & Society 
Sat., 09 October 2021

Prof. Theocharis, Soyeon and colleagues have published a new paper: "Does the platform matter? Social media and COVID-19 conspiracy theory beliefs in 17 countries".

Revisiting norms of citizenship in times of democratic change

Politics
Tue., 27 July 2021

Prof. Theocharis and colleagues have published a new paper: "Revisiting norms of citizenship in times of democratic change".

Does a Crisis Change News Habits?

Digital Journalism
Wed., 21 July 2021

Prof. Theocharis and colleagues have published a new paper: "Does a Crisis Change News Habits? A Comparative Study of the Effects of COVID-19 on News Media Use in 17 European Countries".

Presentation at Media and the Marginalized Panels at the CES 2021

The Council for European Studies (CES)
Tue., 22 June 2021

Soyeon Jin presented her working paper "Exploring the influence of controversies - ethnic symbolic boundaries contestedness, strength, and issue salience".

AIDA Working Paper on 'AI and the Future of Democracy'

European Parliament
June 2021

The European Parliament published a working paper "AI and the Future of Democracy" based on the EU hearings in which Prof. Theocharis participated on April 15, 2021.

La Repubblica publishes an article on a recently published paper [in Italian]

La Repubblica
So., 23 May 2021

La Repubblica has published an article on the recently published paper "Navigating High-choice European Political Information Environments" by Prof. Theocharis and colleagues.

Havard's Nieman Lab publishes an article on a recently published paper

Nieman Foundation at Havard - Nieman Lab
Tue., 18 May 2021

The Nieman Lab of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard has published an article on the recently published paper "Navigating High-choice European Political Information Environments" by Prof. Theocharis and colleagues.

Top Paper Award at the ICA 2021 of the International Communication Association

International Communication Association (ICA 2021)
Mon., 17 May 2021

The Political Communication Division of the 2021 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association has awarded Prof. Yannis Theocharis and colleagues the Top Paper Award.

Link to the paper

Elite‐public interaction on twitter: EU issue expansion in the campaign

European Journal of Political Research
Tue., 19 May 2021

Prof. Theocharis and colleagues have published a paper.

Navigating High-choice European Pol. Information Environments: A Comp. Analysis of News User Profiles & Political Knowledge

The International Journal on Press/Politics
Wed., 12 May 2021

Prof. Theocharis and colleagues have published a paper.

Public Hearing on AI and the Future of Democracy

European Parliament AIDA
Thu., 15 April 2021

Prof. Yannis Theocharis speaks at the European Parliament’s “Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age” (AIDA) event “AI and the Future of Democracy”.

Link to presentation

Democracy Is Weakening Right in Front of Us

The New York Times
Wed., 17 February 2021

Prof. Theocharis is quoted in the New York Times on the role of social media in weakening democracy.

Νόμισμα με δύο όψεις (Every coin has two sides)

Kathimerini
Sun., 18 January 2021

Article by Prof. Theocharis on the role of social media in the storming of the United States Capitol (in Greek).

This explains how social media can both weaken and strengthen democracy

Washington Post
Thu., 7 January 2021

Article by Prof. Theocharis and colleagues on the role of social media in the storming of the United States Capitol (updated and reposted).