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Hello Everyone,

We are delighted to announce that all 83 spotlight talks of full &
work-in-progress papers from the 2020 International Conference on Social
Media & Society (#SMSociety) are now available online. The conference,
which is being held virtually this year, is currently underway. As a way to
introduce ourselves to other great academic communities, we like to invite
you to explore this year’s presentations before they are gone.

The presentations are groups into ten broad tracks:

1: Bots, Bad Actors, Anti-social

2: Digital Methods

3: Discourse and Public Opinion

4: Health & Wellbeing

5: Marketing & Outreach

6: Misinformation

7: Online & Offline Communities

8: Politics

9: Privacy, Security, Trust

10: Use & Users

The full list of presentations is available at 

We have also made the *Featured Panel* on “*Diverse Voices: Promises and
Perils of Social Media for Diversity*” available at . The
panel tackles many of the pressing questions that society is grappling
with, including:

   - Can human society handle the connection of diverse and divergent
   (often conflicting) voices on social media? Is empowering every voice via
   social media a net good?
   - Under what conditions can social media build bridges across
   differences? When does social media reinforce division?

*Background about the conference*: The 2020 International Conference on
Social Media & Society (#SMSociety) is an annual gathering of social media
researchers from around the world. It is the premier venue for sharing and
discovering new peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on how social
media platforms impact society. Organized by the Social Media Lab
< > at the Ted Rogers School of Management
< > at Ryerson University
< >, #SMSociety provides participants with
opportunities to exchange ideas, present original research, learn about
recent and ongoing studies, and network with peers. This year’s conference
is convened in partnership with colleagues from DePaul University College
of Communication < >, Studio
< >
the College of Computing and Digital Media
< > in Chicago.


Anatoliy Gruzd, Conference chair

On behalf of the 2020 #SMSociety Organizing Committee 

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