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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:


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 CommunicationStudio Chi and 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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