Academic Publications

Narratives of Foreign Media Ecosystems in Chinese Social Media Discussions of the Russo-Ukrainian War
Hans W. A. Hanley, Yingdan Lu, and Jennifer Pan
By comparing narratives about the 2022 Russo-Ukrainian War circulating on Chinese social media with narratives found in over 24 million articles from 10,000 Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian, and U.S.-based news websites, we find that Russian news websites are the largest originators and influencers of narratives related to the Russo-Ukrainian War found on Weibo, followed closely by Ukrainian news websites and more distantly by Chinese and U.S. news websites.

A Golden Age: Conspiracy Theories’ Relationship with Misinformation Outlets, News Media, and the Wider Internet
Hans W. A. Hanley, Deepak Kumar, and Zakir Durumeric
In The 26th ACM Conference On Computer-Supported Cooperative Work And Social Computing (CSCW 2023). In this work, we study the relationships between five prominent conspiracy theories (QAnon, COVID, UFO/Aliens, 9/11, and Flat-Earth) and the role that misinformation and political polarization play in spreading these conspiracies.
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