At NYU, innovative techniques are used to understand the growing influence of social media in politics. In this short lecture for the NYU Trailblazers Series, Professor Joshua Tucker explains how researchers at the Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) Lab are using social media data to measure and understand the impacts of the rise of hate speech on twitter, the proliferation of Russian bots, and the spread of fake news.

Joshua Tucker is a Politics Professor at the NYU College of Arts and Science. He is the Director of the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, Co-Director  of the NYU Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) lab, Affiliated Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, and Affiliated Professor of Data Science.

The NYU Trailblazer Series features ground-breaking research and provocative insights from NYU’s most compelling professors – who bring bold ideas into the classroom, and share their knowledge back out with the world.