Simon Kruschinski is a research associate in the Political Communication Division at the Department of Communication at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany. His research focuses on technology-intensive election campaigns and how data and analytics are used to persuade or mobilize voters on- and offline. Furthermore, he is interested in the theoretical, empirical, and institutional opportunities and challenges of computational communication science for political communication research.
He is part of a research team that conducted a study on the influences of Social Bots and Fake News on Facebook during the German federal election 2017. Furthermore, Kruschinski is the speaker of the political communication´s junior researcher group (NapoKo) of of the German Association for Communication (DGPuK).