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Simon Kruschinski

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).

Twitter: @meinungfuehrer



Kruschinski, S., & Bene, M. (revise and resubmit). The Use and Challenges of Digital Political Marketing on Facebook. An empirical analysis of posts, sponsored posts and ads across 28 countries in the European Election Campaign 2019. European Union Politics. > abstract

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