IPP2018 Conference Papers

Full papers will be listed here as we receive them. IPP2018 attendees are listed in bold. The deadline to submit to the conference special issue is 29 October 2018.

Track A: Citizens, Politics and Government

A1: Campaigning I [Thurs 11:00-12:30, SR7]

Itzel González Sandoval: Elections: In Between the Certainty of Old Practices and the Chaos of New Technologies. Analyzing Online Campaigns with Text Mining

Chen Sabag Ben-Porat: Social Network Usage Patterns of Parliamentary Assistants as Stand-Ins for their Legislator in Israel, Germany, and the U.S. – and the Public’s Attitudes to this in Israel

Ksenia Tsyganova, Dmitri Tsyganov: Online pre-election campaign by likes and polls

A2: Campaigning II: Targetting and Persuasion [Thurs 13:30-15:00, SR7]

Tom Dobber: The Effects of Political Microtargeting

Simon Kruschinski, André Haller: Data-Driven Discrimination? An empirical analysis of political micro-targeting’s promises and concerns for political parties, the electorate and public discourse

Martin Glick: Changing Political Views With Adaptive A.I.

A3: Campaigning III: Political Bots [Thurs 15:30-17:00, SR7]

Rose Marie Santini, Debora G. Salles, Giulia Tucci, Charbelly Estrella, Carlos Eduardo Barros, Danilo Carvalho, Camyla Terra, Daniela Orofino, Kenzo Seto: Online impersonators: who are they and what do they do? A bot ethnography on Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 municipal elections

Olga Boichak, Sam Jackson, Jeff Hemsley, Rebekah Tromble and Sikana Tanupabrungsun: Bot Interventions: Identifying Patterns of Orchestrated Activity Across Election Campaigns on Twitter

Valeriya Vasilkova, Natalya Legostaeva, Vladimir Radushevskii: Botnets as an election campaign tool: a methodology for identification and analysis of network publication activity

A4: Politicians and Citizens [Thurs 17:10-18:45, SR7]

Nikki Soo: MPs and the Potential for Democratic Renewal in Digital Constituency Life

Sharon Haleva-Amir: On Politicians, Citizens and Words in between: The Illusion of Equalized Discourse on the Facebook Platform

George Boynton, Glenn Richardson: Political Leadership Emerging in the Twitter Communication Stream [Part 1, Part 2]

A5: Citizenship and Participation [Friday 09:00-10:30, SR7]

Erhardt Graeff: The Need for Empowerment-based Design in Civic Technology

Louise Jørring, António Valentim, Pablo Porten-Cheé: Mapping the Field: A Literature Review on Digital Citizenship

Guy Paltieli: What Does Political Participation Mean?

Prodromos Tsiavos, Theodoros Karounos, Petros Stefaneas: (Un)learning from Athens: Architectures of e-Democracy in the European Global South

A6: Government and Citizens I (Platforms) [Friday 11:00-12:30, SR7]

Tobias Escher, Bastian Rottinghaus: Local government platforms for citizen participation and their effects on legitimacy: evidence from a comparative case study in Germany

Daria Gritsenko: Is “Government as a Platform” democratic by design? The case of the Active Citizen Platform in Moscow, Russia

Han-Teng Liao: The role of platform in China’s consultative style of governance: A meta-analysis of the role of Internet platforms

A7: Government and Citizens II [Friday 14:40-16:10, SR7]

Bernd Firuz Kramer: Via app from survey to decision? The case of Tübingen and why it could change democratic theory

Nic DePaula, Teresa Harrison: The EPA under the Obama and Trump administrations: Using LDA topic modeling to discover themes, issues and policy agendas on Twitter

Martin Karlsson, Magnus Adenskog, Joachim Åström: Political scandal, online participation and the rebuilding of institutional legitimacy: The case of the Estonian Citizens’ Assembly

A8: Citizen (Dis)Engagement [Friday 16:30-18:00, SR7]

Neil McNulty: The Internet’s Role in the Recent Revival of the SNP and Labour Party

Francesca Vassallo: The Power of the Internet? Millennials, Baby Boomers and Voting in Europe

Francesco Bailo: Internet-mediated recruitment networks of political movements: Empirical and theoretical approach

Morihiro Ogasahara, Shoko Kiyohara: Did Japanese voters change their passive attitude toward Internet election campaigns? The 2017 Japanese Lower House election

Track B: The Information Environment

B1: Journalism I [Thurs 11:00-12:30, TLT]

Antonello Bocchino: Middle Class Crisis and the “Sharing Industries” as the Main Flywheels of the Produsage of Post-truth Political Communication on Social Media

Fabian Falck, Julian Marstaller, Niklas Stoehr, Soeren Maucher, Jeana Ren, Andreas Thalhammer, Achim Rettinger, Rudi Studer: Sentiment Political Compass: A Data-driven Analysis of Online Newspapers regarding Political Orientation

Andrew Ross, Delia Dumitrescu: “Vox Twitterati”: Investigating the Effects of Social Media Exemplars in Online News Articles

B2: Journalism II: News Values [Thurs 13:30-15:00, TLT]

Pihla Toivanen, Matti Nelimarkka: Populist counter media and media ecology: sources cited in MV media

Andrew Chadwick, Cristian Vaccari, Ben O’Loughlin: Do Tabloids Poison the Well of Social Media? Explaining Democratically Dysfunctional News Sharing

Helena Chmielewska-Szlajfer: Politics in online tabloids: searching for values in the voices of writers and commenters in the US, UK and Poland

B3: Journalism III: Fake News [Thurs 15:30-17:00, TLT]

Ana Azurmendi: Is Journalism still the “watchdog” of democracy? The European Court of Human Rights facing fake news in Social Media

Chamil Rathnayake: Conceptualizing Satirical Fakes as a New Media Genre: An Attempt to Legitimize “Post-Truth Journalism”

Linda Monsees: Fake News and the Future of Democratic Politics – Insights from Germany

Ahmed Al-Rawi, Jacob Groshek, Li Zhang: What the fake? Assessing the extent of networked political spamming and bots in the propagation of #fakenews on Twitter

B4: Post-Truth Politics [Thurs 17:10-18:45, TLT]

Tricia Jenkins, Katie Kovarik, Addyson Jackson: The Russian Disinformation Dystopia: A Look at the 2018 US Presidential Election

Niki Cheong: Of Troops and (Astro)Turf: The Malaysian Case

Krishan Kuruppu: Social media and Security: Digital securitisation in a post-truth society

Michael Jensen: Fake News and Social Media: The Communication Strategies of Russian Trolls

B5: Unsocial Media II: Radicalization [Friday 09:00-10:30, TLT]

Margeret Hall, Michael Logan, Sam Church, Gina Ligon and Doug Derrick: Computational Identification of Latent Radical Content from Online Social Media

Matthew Crosston: Virtual Democracy and Jihadi Johns: Cognitive Disconnects and CVE Propaganda

Dilshod Achilov, Ismail Budak Arpinar, Ugur Kursuncu: Using Semantic Analysis in Deconstructing Terrorist Propaganda Wars Online

B6: Unsocial Media III: Self-Censorship [Friday 11:00-12:30, TLT]

Elizabeth Dubois, Julia Szwarc: Self-censorship, Polarization, and the “Spiral of Silence” on Social Media

Chloé Nurik: “Men are Scum”: Self-regulation, hate speech, and gender-based censorship on Facebook

Ying Miao: Protest to Populism: Managing Digital Dissent in China

B7: Social Media Regulation I [Friday 14:40-16:10, TLT]

Stefan Theil: Freedom of Expression on Social Media: Conceptual and Regulatory Challenges in Europe and the US

Erik Bean: Industrial Age Advertising Solutions for a 21st Century Social Network Driven World

Robert Wentrup, Efrat Daskal, Dan Shefet: Taming the internet trolls with an internet ombudsman

B8: Social Media Regulation II [Friday 16:30-18:00, TLT]

Martin Johannes Riedl: Holding Platforms Accountable: Content Moderation, Logan Paul, and Good Old Pathetic Dot

Urbano Reviglio: The Daily Us: Legitimizing Public Service Media in the Age of Personalized and Commercialized Social Media

Track C: Fragments, Groups and Collectives

C1: What is Democracy? [Thurs 11:00-12:30, SR8]

Tatiana Shulga-Morskaya: Electronic Democracy: a Concept Under Construction

Dannica Fleuss, Gary Schaal: Dystopia, Utopia, Realism? Epistemological Problems of a Valid Evaluation of Democratic Performance in a Digitalized World and How to Address Them

Philip Dingeldey: The next Wave away from Democracy

C2: Polarization [Thurs 13:30-15:00, SR8]

Juan Carlos Medina Serrano, Morteza Shahrazaye, Orestis Papakyriakopoulos, Simon Hegelich: The Rise of the AfD: A Social Media Analysis

Ivo Furman, Aslı Tunç: How much engagement creates echo chambers? A network approach to studying political polarisation on Twitter during the 2017 Turkish Constitutional Referendum

Nahema Marchal, David Watson: Affective Polarisation, Internet and Social Media Use in the UK

C3: Populism and Protest  [Thurs 15:30-17:00, SR8]

Susana Salgado: Policy discussion in online media: A comparison between Portugal and Spain

Nick Yin Zhang, Yunya Song: The Role of Social Media in Political Campaigns: A Sentiment and Engagement Analysis of Political News Posts and Facebook Comments in Three Political Events in Hong Kong

Bushra Ferdous Khan, Abu Mohammad Shabbir Khan: Protecting the Environment from Populism: Policy Implications Drawn from Sentiment Analysis of Trump Supporters’ Tweets

C4: Unsocial Media I: The Far-Right [Thurs 17:10-18:45, SR8]

Salla-Maaria Laaksonen​, Gavan Titley, ​Mervi Pantti: Broadcast Ourselves: the politics, channels, genres and brands of Finnish anti-immigration movements on YouTube​

Curd Knüpfer, Matthias Hoffmann, Vadim Voskresenskii: Hijacking MeToo: Transnational dynamics of digital networks on the far-right and the case of the “120 decibels” campaign

Annett Heft, Eva Mayerhöffer, Susanne Reinhardt, Curd Knüpfer: Transnational nationalism? Comparing right-wing digital news infrastructures in Western Democracies

C5: Building Dialogue I [Friday 09:00-10:30, SR8]

Nathan Beard, Graeme Troxell, Casey Fiesler: 21st Century Digital Democracy Needs a New Contract

Gayani Hurulle, Helani Galpaya, Azamat Ababakirov: Engagement in online discourse on the line in Myanmar?

Rainer Freudenthaler, Hartmut Wessler: Accomodating pluralistic conflict in online (counter-) publics – a multiperspectival normative assessment approach

C6: Building Dialogue II [Friday 11:00-12:30, SR8]

Nina Santos: Social media and democratic challenges: visibility inequalities in the 2013 Brazilian protests

Ismail Cem Karadut: Truth-Telling in the Era of Post-Truth: Two Cases of Parrhesia for Democracy

Anu Sirola, Markus Kaakinen, Iina Savolainen and Atte Oksanen: Identity bubbles and social influence in social media behaviour among young people

C7: The New Collective I [Friday 14:40-16:10, SR8]

Kurt Barling, Chamil Rathnayake: A Topic Model Analysis Approach to Understand Twitter Public Discourse: Grenfell Tower Fire Case Study

Jose Mauricio Gaona: Technological Protection of Human Rights: Exploring the Specialized-Emerging Functions of Social Media in Latin America

Olga Boichak, Anatoliy Gruzd: Mobilizing diasporas: mapping transnational relief efforts in the social media age

C8: The New Collective II [Friday 16:30-18:00, SR8]

Mariia Terentieva: Internet as Public Self-Service Media: Exploring Digital Civil Society in Post-Maidan Ukraine

Claudia Ferreira, Nikki Soo: Challenging Existing Institutions and Changing Narratives: Public Perception during the #MeToo and #TimesUp Movement

Aliaksandr Herasimenka: Responding to Democratic Decay: Large-Scale Political Campaigning on Social Media in Russia

Paweł Matuszewski, Katarzyna Walecka: Hollowing democracy? From dialogue to cracked society in Poland

D3: The Digital Economy [Thurs 15:30-17:00, MOLT]

Arnav Joshi: Regulating an Infrastructuralised Airbnb: Organisational, Regulatory and Civil Society Challenges and Responses

Balazs Bodo: Decentralized Technologies and Governance at Scale – De/Re/Constructing the Blockchain Narrative

Aulia Nastiti: Labor Dispute and the Politics of Production in Ride Hailing Services