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Twitter Bots May Not Be as Influential as You Think

A new study from Professor Sandra González-Bailón found that verified media accounts are more central in the spread of information on Twitter than bots.

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Mobile Phones Help Americans Encounter More Diverse News

Thanks largely to mobile phones, Americans are reading news from a wider range of sources, though many do not read any online news at all.

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González-Bailón Named 2020-21 Penn Fellow

The program provides leadership development to outstanding, midcareer Penn faculty members.

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Co-Edited by Professor González-Bailón, New Book Features Work By Annenberg Faculty and Alumni

Scholars across the social and technological sciences provide guidance on conducting research in the digital era.

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González-Bailón Named 2019-20 Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Fellow

She will work on a book manuscript about how algorithms translate social expectations into code.

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Professors González-Bailón and Mutz to Participate in Research Partnership with Facebook

González-Bailón and Mutz will advise how data might be divided into subsets for further study.

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New Book by Sandra González-Bailón: Decoding the Social World

The book examines how our digital footprints can help solve paradoxes that have long intrigued social thinkers.

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When Social Movements Reach Their Tipping Point, and Why Scientific Collaboration is Important

Collective effervescence shows how the actions of a few activists online can bubble up, spread, and shape history.