2022 Paper Presentations

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Track on Cyberbullying, Trolling and Antisocial Behavior

Erin Ryan and Jason Zevin. Biobehavioral Identity-Based Responses to Hate Speech from Social Media
Esteban Morales. What do we mean when we talk about social media violence? Exploring everyday violence on digital networks
Lea Stahel and Sebastian Weingartner. Examining social-structural and political online hostility divides by combining social media data and survey data
Oliver Warke, Jan Breitsohl and Joemon Jose. Cyberbullying in Brand Communities – Prevalence, impact and brand responses
Qian Huang. The Assemblage of Nationalism, Populism, and Misogyny in Chinese Digital Vigilantism
Thales Bertaglia, Katarina Bartekova, Rinske Jongma and Stephen McCarthy. Sexist or Supportive? Analysing the Role of YouTuber’s Gender in Comments
Trinh Luu and Patrick Williams. “You are the delusional one here”: a study of negative online interactions between K-pop fans and non-fans
Virginia Martín Jiménez, Charo Lacalle-Zalduendo and Dunia Etura-Hernández. Hate speech and the anti-feminist campaign of the Spanish radical-right VOX on Twitter around 8M
Yuying Tan, Karolien Poels, Sara Pabian and Heidi Vandebosch. Talking about sexual harassment and receiving support in Reddit communities

Track on Digital Methods

Chamil Rathnayake and Jenifer Winter. Affective Architectures and Affordances: A Research Agenda for Mapping Networked Affect
Dominik Neumann, Lara N. Wolfers, Christine Anderl, Stefanie H. Klein, Franziska Gaiser and Sonja Utz. The Social Media Toolbox: A Decision Matrix to Guide Transparent Reporting in Social Media Research
Fabio Giglietto, Giada Marino, Serena Mottola, Tommaso Radicioni and Massimo Terenzi. Coordinated Link Sharing Behavior as Approach to Speed-up COVID-19 Fact-checking by Surfacing Facebook Problematic Content in Real-time. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/6umqs 
Johannes Breuer, Felix Bensmann, Katarina Boland, Ran Yu and Stefan Dietze. All public opinions are not equal – Developing and testing a method for assessing the relationship between survey data and Twitter data as measures of public opinion
Louise Broadbent, Dr Andrew Williams and Dr Lisa Sugiura. Paedophile Hunters: An Online Ethnographic Mapping of a Social Media Rough Music Demonstrating a Methodology for Social Media Research
Olivia Inwood. The Meta-Meta Selfie: A Social Semiotic Method for Analysing Vibe Shifts in Pandemic Times. DOI: https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.31486.46400 
Rahul Gadekar, Saesha Kini and Manisha Pathak-Shelat. Digging Deeper with Laddering: Exploring Values in Social Media Communication Research
Sarah Davies, Fabiana Zollo, Rebecca Wells and Joseph Roche. Unpacking engagement: A mixed methods study of engagement with science on social media
Viorica Budu, Lewys Davies and Helen Innes. Investigating the dynamics and representation of the Belarus 2020 protests on TikTok – an interdisciplinary methodological approach

Track on Discourse, Politics, and Public Opinion

Annamária Neag, Markéta Supa and Paul Mihailidis. Online Media and Children’s Civic and Political Participation: Ten Years of Research
Borchuluun Yadamsuren and Delgerjargal Uvsh. Discourse on Twitter Around the Parliamentary Election of Mongolia in 2020
Carly Yung. Framing the TikTok ‘war’ in the New York Times, Times of India & China Daily
Catherine Dumas. Electronic Petitioning Activity as a Reaction to “Focusing Events” in the Public Sphere: Case Study of Police Brutality Petitions in We the People
Chun Shao, K. Hazel Kwon, Shawn Walker and Qian Li. Bill Gates, microchip, vaccine, and so on: A dynamic analysis of conspiratorial narratives in Twitter during the COVID-19 pandemic
Corinne Dalelio, Kyle Holody, Wendy Weinhold and Dahlia Boyles. Framing Firearms: An analysis of Reddit discussions surrounding news coverage of guns in the United States
Dorian Davis. News & Social Media Logic: Twitter’s Association with Candidates and Issues across Three Presidential Elections
Ehsan Dehghan and Ashwin Nagappa. Spirals of Radicalisation in the Alternative Ecosystem: Vaccination Discourse on Gab
Elizabeth Solverson. Silent but opinionated: Implicit policing of public political expression on social media
Emily Slater and Lisa Lundgren. Twitter Covid-19 vaccine discussions and communities in Canada
Jeffrey Stone, Kimberly Flanders and S. Can. Measurement and Evaluation of Twitter Use Among U.S. Municipal Governments
Jing Guo. Does social media use facilitate or attenuate opinion polarization? Empirical study on Chinese netizens regarding opinion on the country’s three-child policy
Josephine Lukito, Bin Chan, Elyse Huang and Gyo Hyun Koo. Mobilizing the “Stop the Steal” Movement: Comparing Discourse in Four Social Media Platforms
Kilian Buehling and Annett Heft. Pandemic protesters on Telegram: How the self-embedding in information ecosystems shapes the formation of a networked counterpublic
Kyuree Kim, Adrienne Hall-Phillips, Olivia Johnson and Te-Lin Chung. Are all protests political? A semantic network analysis of #BoycottNFL
Liane Rothenberger and Valerie Hase. Terrorism coverage on YouTube—a comparative analysis of videos and comments on legacy media channels
Lucas Mendonça, Marcos Seruffo, Rita de Cássia Romeiro Paulino and Fernando Augusto Ribeiro Costa. Identification of sentiment in social media during the demonstrations of Independence Day in Brazil
Maja Brandt Andreasen. The role of humour in Internet memes about sexual violence
Miaomiao Chang and Diane Pennington. Twitter users’ sentiments toward mask wearing
Muyang Li and Zhifan Luo. Digital Authoritarianism Goes Global: China’s Soft and Hard Information Campaigns
Neelesh Agrawal, Ananay Agarwal and Ishika Sharan. Trending for Political Likes: Analyzing Online Election Campaign Strategies of Indian Candidates and Parties
Pasko Kisic Merino and Annika Fredén. An exploration of the roles of political influencers and right-wing populist politicians: Contrasting discourses and communications styles in Twitter during Brexit
Peter Maurer and Christian Nuernbergk. Opinion shapers or information brokers? German journalists on Twitter during the COVID pandemic.
Prof. Georgios Lappas, Amalia Triantafillidou and Vasileios Tsioulakis. Instagram Communication of Local Governments in Greece and User Engagement. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/a576n
Randall Livingstone. Broadcasting Bias? Content and Network Analysis of U.S. Senators’ Retweets of National Media Sources
Ricarda Bohn. Impact of social media news use on political participation: exploring direct and indirect effects
Sarah Rodriguez-Louette. #CapitolInsurrectionHoax: A Network Analysis of a right-wing hashtag. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31124/advance.19959479.v1

Track on Health and Wellbeing

Anis Hamidati, Mohammad Zachary Anwar Hardjono, Letisya Lesmani and Lorenzo Panes. Identifying causes of mental health issues on students during online learning
Betsy DeSimone and Mariea Hoy. Am I in a Healthy Relationship? Exploring Emotional Consequences of Young Women’s Relationships with Instagram Influencers
David Lee and Baldwin Way. Does Inflammation Predict Social Media Use? Two Studies Linking Inflammation with Social Media Use Among College Students and Middle-Aged Adults
Diana Jaworska and Katarzyna Sekścińska. Who felt blue when Facebook went down? – The role of self-esteem and FoMO in explaining people’s mood in reaction to social media outage
Fan Xiao and Tien Ee Dominic Yeo. Collaborative coping: Social media strategies of information sharing and knowledge management in online support group as a community of practice
Keith Hampton and Inyoung Shin. Excessive Social Media Use is Less Harmful than Disconnection for the Self Esteem of Rural Adolescents. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4136539
Kelli Burns. The Impacts of Instagram Influencers on Followers: Lifestyle Envy, Purchase Behavior, and Self-Presentation
Lucy Hives, Paul Boland, Rebecca Nowland, Jane Harris, Catherine Harris, Emma Bray, Philippa Olive, Georgina Brown, Alison Feeley, Peggy Gregory and Gill Thomson. Health content from social media influencers and its impact on attitudes, health behaviours, and health and wellbeing of followers: A scoping review
Marcia Siqueira Costa Marques and Maria Carolina Garcia. Where did the free time go in the digital society?
Morena Tartari, Anita Lavorgna and Pamela Ugwudike. Share with care: negotiating children’s health and safety in sharenting practices
Noha Atef, Alice Fleerackers and Juan Pablo Alperin. Doctors on YouTube: Exploring the Uses and Gratifications of Health Vloggers. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/pb47w 
R. Gordon Rinderknecht, Long Doan, Sophie Lohmann, Liana C. Sayer, Emilio Zagheni and Kelsey Drotning. Loneliness and Social Media Use as Primary and Secondary Activities
Roger Chen. Assessing Mental Comfort Effect in Social Media Interaction. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31124/advance.20101181 
Stacey Hokke, Sharinne Crawford, Shannon Bennetts, Amanda Cooklin, Tess Crane, Kimberley Mallan and Jan Nicholson. “Everything’s magnified, the good and bad”: Parenting in the age of social media
Stacey Rutledge, Stephen Bunn, Michal Paul, Vanessa Dennen and Toby Park-Gaghan. Adolescent Well-being, Social Media Participation, and COVID-19
Tayla Thomas, Joshua Rosenberg, Macy Burchfield and Emily Penner. Racism and School Districts’ Social Media Posts: “Is It Being Talked About?”
Yang Huang and Yan Du. Work “Neijuan” on WeChat Groups: How FoMO at work Impacts Job Performance
Yasin Yalcin, Vanessa Dennen, Sofia Bernal, Olivia Martin, Madison Massman, Martina Rojas and Eva Rucinski. Emotions and social media use: Youth experiences of different online phenomena
Zinaida Adelhardt and Thomas Eberle. Teenagers’ usage of YouTube, personality characteristics and vulnerability to compulsive use

Track on Marketing and Outreach

Ana De Miguel-Pérez and Maria Elena Aramendia-Muneta. Social Media Marketing Strategies in the Spanish Lingerie Industry: Valentine’s Day Campaign
Anilla Till. Applying Nonviolent Environmental Communication in Social Media Campaigns: How Global Non-profit Environmental Organizations Inspire to Take Pro-environmental Action
Brooke Harrison and Jenna Jacobson. Constructed commonalities: Influential young people as sustainable fashion social media influencers
Charlotte Nau, Anabel Quan-Haase and Mclaughlin Riley. Women-Focused Non-profit Organizations and Their Use of Twitter During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Characterizing a Gendered Pandemic Through Information, Community, and Action
Dane Vanderkooi, Atefeh Mashatan and Ozgur Turetken. What’s in a Name? Exploring How Twitter Discourse Reacts to a Brand Name Change
Julia Vassey. A Social Network Analysis of E-cigarette Brands and Social Media Influencers on Instagram
Koutromanou Elina, Catherine Sotirakou and Constantinos Mourlas. What makes a Picture Worth a Thousand Words? Evaluating Image Characteristics on Social Media Engagement for NGOs
Mathilde Hogsnes, Tor-Morten Grønli and Kjeld Hansen. Investigating the commercial construct of TikTok influencers. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31124/advance.20088617
Pradip Sarkar. Sociality on Instagram: Visibility Strategies of an Indian DJ in the time of Corona
Ran Ju, Chuqing Dong, Binbin Wang and Saba Haghighi. Using social media as a dialogic public relations tool? A multi-perspective study
Ruvimbo Musiyiwa and Jenna Jacobson. “Beating the Algorithm”: The Algorithmic and Non-Algorithmic Roadblocks to Sponsorship Disclosure in Social Media Influencer Marketing
Sufyan Baksh and Hyuk Jun Cheong. Evolution of Web Strategies & International Business in India: A Comparison between India’s Top 500 Domestic & Multinational Corporations in their use of Web and Social Media Strategies

Track on Misinformation and Disinformation

Akit Kumar, Lu Xiao and Akit Kumar. Influence of morality on the spread of Disinformation
Alena Kluknavská, Olga Eisele and Monika Bartkowska. A question of truth: Comparative claims analysis of truth contestation on social media during COVID-19 crisis
Axel Bruns, Daniel Angus, Edward Hurcombe, Stephen Harrington and Jane Tan. The Dissemination of Problematic News on Facebook: A Large-Scale, Longitudinal Study. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/hsd38 
Daniela Stefan. Sharing health misinformation and conspiracy theories in digital culture: the case of Internet memes as visual pockets of vaccination resistance
Darsana Vijay. Fighting “Fake News” Together: A Community-Engaged Approach to Studying Misinformation and Indian Journalism
Debora Salles, Priscila Medeiros, Rose Marie Santini and Carlos Eduardo Barros. Environmental smokescreen: an analysis of conspiratorial plots in Brazilian YouTube
Eleonora Alabrese. Bad Science: Retractions, Citations and Media Coverage.
Ines Kozuh, Matjaz Debevc and Peter Caks. Risk Perception about COVID-19 and its Effect on Fact-Checking Intent in Social Media. DOI: https://github.com/ineskozuh/SMSociety-Kozuh.git
Jill Hopke. The “Tucker Carlson Effect” on wind power misinformation: How Fox News influenced public attention to wind energy during the 2021 winter storm Texas blackouts
Christa Arnold and Margaret Stewart. Deception Detection on Social Media: Pilot study results of statement analysis on mediated communication
Mathias Felipe de-Lima-Santos, Wilson Ceron and Marcos Quiles. QAnon and New Age: From the Darkness of the Internet to the Mainstream as a Way to Create Conspiracy Infrastructures on Facebook and Twitter
Nili Steinfeld. How do users examine online messages to determine if they are reliable? An eye-tracking study of digital literacy, visual attention to metadata and success in misinformation identification
Pradipa P. Rasidi. Disinformation as Political Participation: Secrecy, Sociality, and the Limits of Participatory Propaganda Model in the Case of Influencers and Buzzers in Indonesia
Sibo Chen. Far-right political extremism and the radicalization of the anti-vaccine movement in Canada
Silvia Keeling and Vanessa Noseda. True Or Fake? The Role Of Media Outlets, Partisanship And Gender Differences In The Evaluation Of News
Wilson Ceron, Mathias Felipe de-Lima-Santos and Marcos Quiles. Tracing the “Early Treatment” against COVID-19 in Brazil: A Cross-Platform Analysis
Yuan Hsiao and Yunkang Yang. Participatory propaganda: The role of super commenters in producing propaganda on Breitbart News
Yunya Song, Yuanhang Lu and Bess Yue Wang. Crisis Contexts Matter: Understanding Varied Antecedents of Online Misinformation Beliefs and Sharing in Hong Kong

Track on Online and Offline Communities

Admilson Veloso da Silva and Alexandra Béni. #Africa: A visual cont(in)ent analysis on Instagram
Ana Jorge. Pilgrimage and social media dis/connection
Angelica Pazurek. Learning with Social Media in Online Education
Anna Bartosik. Learning in the Open: A Netnography of Twitter Chats for English Language Teachers. DOI: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4145743 
Daniel Klug and Ulla Autenrieth. Struggle for Strategy. Presence, Practices, and Communicative Strategies of Legacy News Providers on TikTok. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33767/osf.io/m3ztq 
Ema Rolo. Disciplining the Body: A Netnographic Study of a Fitness Community. DOI: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4147893 
Jaigris Hodson. Thankful for my #Breasties: A Case Study of the Informal #BreastCancer support Instagram Community During COVID-19
Jeffery Hemsley, Rebecca Kelly and Yiran Duan. Work in Progress in Visual Design Practice: An Analysis of changing norms on Dribbble
Jill Fredenburg. More Than Pretty Flowers: An Articulation of “Cottagecore”
Junwen Hu. ‘Filtering out the unauthentic posts’: Constructing networked intimacy through performance avoidance on WeChat Moments
Leiyuan Tian. Fans as Homo Narrans: How User Participation in Transmedia Collective Storytelling Shapes Dream SMP Fan Identities on Twitter. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31124/advance.20065949.v1 
Morgan Lundy. “Painfully funny, painfully true”: Investigating image content, themes, support types, and humor for collective coping in fibromyalgia health communities on social media
Natalie Hendry and Benjamin Hanckel. Investing in uncertain futures: Australian young adults, fintech and digital finance cultures
Nermin Alkan. VEILING ONLINE/OFFLINE AND DIGITAL SURVEILLANCE CULTURE IN TURKISH MIGRANTS’ HOMES
Seung Woo Chae and Sung Hyun Lee. Exploring the Association between Twitch Streamers’ Gender and Their Viewers’ Linguistic Patterns
Subhasree Sengupta. ‘Girl Power in the Codiverse’: An Exploration of Conversations around Navigating Professional Journeys in Technical Domains for Women on Two Subreddits.
Svetlana Grushina. “Honestly librex is dope minus all the toxic shit”: Designing Community On and Off Anonymous Discussion Platform
Zhiwei Wang. Being Chinese Online – Discursive (Re)production of Internet-Mediated Chinese National Identity

Track on Platform Governance, Privacy, and Trust

Ana Carolina de Assis Nunes and Erica A De Sutter. Reinforcing Systems of Oppression: Facebook/Meta, Content Moderation, and American Liberalism
Ashiwn Nagappa. DTube and alternative Governance: Tracing changes to content moderation discourse on an emerging decentralized social media platform
Balazs Bodo. The commodification of trust. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3843707 
Brian Snee. Social (Media) Scapegoating: Regulation and Redemption from Facebook and its Whistleblower
Dominique Kelly and Victoria L. Rubin. Dark Pattern Typology: How Do Social Networking Sites Deter Disabling of User Accounts?. DOI: https://easychair.org/publications/preprint/GD6S 
Gitte Stald. Trusting information and your sources: Young Danes, social media, and questions of trust
Katherine Baxter and Barbara Czarnecka. Motherhood Influencers and the “The Sharent Trap”. Privacy implications of sharing images and stories of children on social media in the UK.
Macy Burchfield, Joshua Rosenberg and Sondra Stegenga. Updated or Outdated Consent? A Study of the Media Release Policies of U.S. K-12 School Districts. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/c2bhw 
Rae Jereza, Jie Cai and Aashka Patel. Distress and Disempowerment: How Organizational Factors Limit Commercial Content Moderators’ Agency
Reed Van Schenck. Deplatforming the People: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Populism, Victimhood, and Censorship in an Online Right-Wing Extremist Community
Rohan Grover and Jeeyun Sophia Baik. From Paywalls to Datawalls: Platformization in Digital News Through Datafied Membership Programs
Stacey Colliver and Jennifer Whitson. Mapping the Content Moderation Ecosystem
Teng-Chieh Huang, Razieh Nokhbeh Zaeem and K. Suzanne Barber. Social Media Trustworthy User Identification Across Politics and Finance Domains
Tyler West and Tanya Lokot. The place of user agency in policymaker debates about social media regulations: the case of Ireland’s Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill
Vanessa Richter and Zhen Ye. Balancing Instagram’s Platform Imaginaries – Influencers’ Precarious Interdependence on Followers, Platform Regulations, and Commercial Expectations
Xiaofei Han and Jiaxi Hou. Fake popularity for real money: Data bubbles on Chinese digital platforms

Track on Use and Users

Agata Stepnik. Young adults, algorithms, and news content on social media: active curation for cultural commentary
Alena Seredko, Thomas Hillman, Mona Lundin and Markus Nivala. The (in)visibility of user-driven content moderation: Examining the material-discursive practices of comment flagging on a large-scale Q&A platform.
Alexandra Weilenmann, Beata Jungselius and Vasiliki Mylonopoulou. Understanding older experienced social media users
Ana Marta M. Flores, Inês Amaral and Eduardo Antunes. Young adults and gender expectations in digital artefacts
Bernardo P. Cavalheiro, Marília Prada and David L. Rodrigues. Does matching the communication style of an interlocutor enhances the impact of emoji use in interpersonal and communication outcomes?
Cameron Bunker, Ashlan Bergh and Virginia Kwan. Identifying the Fundamental Motives to Use Social Media
Cansu Ekmekcioglu, Nadia Caidi, Priyank Chandra and Rojin Jamali. Altered Rhythms of Ramadan: Temporalities of Social Media Non/Use during COVID-19. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/enmd4 
Carina Albrecht. From “Little Annie” to AI: the unfolding history of the ‘like’ button
Cristiano Felaco and Suania Acampa. The algorithm awareness: perceptions, experiences, and kinds of engagement with social media. The case of Facebook users in Italy.
Daeun Jung, Vanessa Dennen, Lauren Bagdy, Amber Hedquist, Stacey Rutledge, Stephen Bunn, Casey Cargill and Catherine Cosgrove. Teenagers’ consumption and production on social media: What are they doing and why (or why not)?
Daniela Zuzunaga Zegarra. Affect, Positivity and Self-Censorship: Normative Communication Strategies Among Canadian Influencers. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/xtrnb 
Dongdong Yang. Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Political Discussion on Twitter and Weibo: Would Emojis Help to Break the Online Spiral of Silence?. DOI: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4141790
Guanqin He and Yijia Zhang. Loss of Mobility: Multi-Platform Tactics of Chinese International Students in Their Transnational Journey Home during Covid-19 Pandemic
Jussara Rowland and João Estevens. Through the looking glass: digital identities from self-presentation to datafied imaginaries
Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva and Bozena Mierzejewska. Facebook Push Notification as Triggers for Habit-Forming Feedback Loops
Krishna Akhil Kumar Adavi. “At least you are getting matches!” – Redditors discussing rejection on mobile dating apps in India
Maria Kamal. Images that Injure: Mourning children’s deaths on social media
Monika Fratczak. Can data visualisations mobilise people to act?
Rita Faria and Belem Barbosa. A closer look on social media engagement with local newspapers
Simona Ciobotaru, Carl Adams, Craig John Robert Collie and Karen Shalev Greene. Assessing Platform Variability of Missing Persons Appeals on Facebook and Twitter.
Tara Zimmerman and Kenneth R. Fleischmann. Reclaiming User Agency in the Face of the Facebook Juggernaut: Managing the Value Trade-Off Between Personalization and Privacy
Tom Divon and Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann. Performing Death and Trauma? Participatory Mem(e)ory and the Holocaust in TikTok #POVchallenges
Vanessa Dennen, Stacey Rutledge, Hui Shi, Lauren Bagdy, Daeun Jung, Stephen Bunn, Amber Hedquist, Catherine Cosgrove and Casey Cargill. Teen engagement with current events and social issues on social media: A survey of American youth
Vered Elishar Malka, Yaron Ariel and Dana Weimann-Saks. Dual screening at war: Israeli civilians’ use of smartphones during Televised war broadcasts
Yanzhuo Niu. Magic mirror, magic mirror, am I attractive: the effect of automatic beauty filters on Chinese college females’ self-evaluation and affect
Zena Toh. The Pursuit of Goals: Antecedent Factors for Content Sharing Behaviors across Cultures