After the 2016 election, there was a lot of interest in the role of social media in political elections by both scholars and corporations. In the spring of 2020, Meta began to collaborate with academic researchers to study the upcoming election and Mike Wagner was asked to serve as an independent observer for the project. Mike details his observations and thoughts on industry-academy collaborations in his article, "Independence by Permission," published in Science. Read his full article.
His article was also covered in the below publications:
Also as part of the Meta-Academic collaboration, Young Mie coauthored three articles in Science detailing the role of social media in political elections and voter attitudes and behaviors. Read the three articles:
A new publication from Computational Approaches And Message Effects Research (CAMER) ont he topic of hope appeal and debunking early COVID-19 misinformation in China was published in Social Science & Medicine. The article was co-led by professor Sijia Yang, Ph.D. candidate Ran Tao and Ph.D. alumna Jianing Li and co-authored by Comm Arts Ph.D. student Liwei Shen. Read the full article.