Polarization and social media in Turkey

Lecturer : 
Onur Mat
Event type: 
Guest lecture
Doctoral dissertation
Event time: 
2017-05-30 10:00 to 11:30
Otaniemi, T-building, A211

I am a software engineer, data analyst and a researcher working mostly on social media data. I am primarily developing tools and methodologies for democratisation of collection and distribution of news. 


I am also concerned about the polarization in societies. I am developing and contributing to existing tools and researches that help break echo chambers and improve communication and understanding between ideologically isolated groups. Recently I have collaborated with MIT Media Lab's Social Machines Team to adopt FlipFeed to Turkey (flipfeed-tr.media.mit.edu). 


Last year I have co-authored and presented a paper at IAMCR media conference in UK titled "Do media really set the political agenda? Applying the network agenda-setting model to Twitter". I am currently working on a follow-up paper which will be titled "Who sets the agenda? An analysis on Turkey’s political Twittersphere".


My blog: blog.genelizleyici.com (sorry, only in Turkish for now)

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