Research by two Clemson University professors on Russian social media trolling has drawn the interest of U.S. agencies charged with protecting the country’s national security. Patrick Warren, associate professor in the John E. Walker Department of Economics and Darren Linvill, associate professor in the department of communication, have shared their extensive research on Russian social media disinformation campaigns with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, the Department of Homeland Security, other federal law enforcement agencies and more recently, U.S. Army Cyber Command.
Sports Illustrated is partnering with Clemson University’s Social Media Listening Center to reveal insights using the school’s unique analytics software that will inform its social strategy and help augment its editorial content. Clemson’s Social Media Listening Center (SMLC), the first facility of its kind in higher education, monitors, measures and engages in social media conversations from across the web. This collaboration provides SI with access to public opinion in real time to help develop content across SI channels.
Through multidisciplinary research, this Tiger sought to understand the role of Russian propaganda in political discourse. Most recently, he made national headlines when he and his colleague, Darren Linvill, shed light on Russian propaganda campaigns carried through social media.
This Tiger’s research has not only benefited the field of communication, but American politics in general. He and his colleague, Patrick Warren, are studying the impact Russian troll accounts had on the 2016 presidential election and continue to have on politics. Their work has been highly successful, even being featured in congressional hearings pertaining to […]
Darren Linvill has earned an unusual moniker over the last eight months. He’s spent so much time studying the habits of those that would abuse Twitter to subvert political discourse, his colleagues in Clemson’s communication department now call him “the troll whisperer.” Linvill and College of Business faculty member Patrick Warren have spent months studying […]
Word is that the University of South Carolina is getting a “Carolina Command Center” up and running, which sounds a great deal like something in our own Daniel Hall. They’ve even made plans and crafted a video message to potential supporters to surpass Clemson’s own social media listening center. Joseph Mazer, associate professor of communication and […]
Joseph Mazer has been appointed chair of Clemson University’s communication department. Mazer is an associate professor and has served as associate chair of the department since 2011. His appointment is effective July 1, 2018.
Clemson University associate professor Joseph Mazer has been ranked among the top 10 most productive scholars in communication nationwide, according to a study published in the journal Communication Education.
Clemson’s communication department is adding two lecturers this fall, one from the ranks of local TV news and the other from inside the university’s own executive leadership team. Nigel Robertson, an anchor and reporter for WYFF News 4, will teach a course on social media platforms and their impact, while Mark Land, Clemson’s vice president […]
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Clemson University will host “Clinton vs Trump: The People Speak,” a live, interactive webcast on the presidential race at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Watt Family Innovation Center.
Seniors working in Clemson University’s Social Media Listening Center are examining hot-button issues related to the 2016 presidential election as they play out on social media.
As the 2016 presidential election heats up, Clemson University’s Social Media Listening Center (SMLC) and WYFF 4, the top-rated television station in South Carolina’s largest media market, are teaming up to analyze social media conversations playing out online in the months leading up to Election Day.
Clemson University communication studies students launched a new blog, Pawlitics, to highlight their partnership with WYFF News 4, the Greenville-based NBC affiliate. Using Clemson’s Social Media Listening Center (SMLC), students are tracking social media activity surrounding the midterm election, including races in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.