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2017 #SMSociety Theme: Social Media for Social Good or Evil

Our online behaviour is far from virtual–it extends our offline lives. Much social media research has identified the positive opportunities of using social media; for example, how people use social media to form support groups online, participate in political uprising, raise money for charities, extend teaching and learning outside the classroom, etc. However, mirroring offline experiences, we have also seen social media being used to spread propaganda and misinformation, recruit terrorists, live stream criminal activities, reinforce echo chambers by politicians, and perpetuate hate and oppression (such as racist, sexist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic behaviour).

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Syracuse University
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Dory Abelman

Western University Canada, Faculty of Health Science
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Aseel Addawood

UIUC
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Siti Dewi Aisyah

Hacettepe University
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Juan Pablo Alperin

Masters of Publishing, SFU
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Mohammedwesam Amer

Newcastle University
Marie Curie Post Doc
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Lauren Bagdy

Florida State University
Doctoral Student
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Kim Barbour

University of Adelaide
Lecturer
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Olga Boichak

Syracuse University
PhD student
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Laurie Bonnici

U.A. SCHOOL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION STUDIES
Associate Professor
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Shelley Boulianne

MacEwan University
Associate Professor
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Leanne Bowler

University of PIttsburgh
Associate Professor
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Esther Brainin

Ruppn Academic Center ISRAEL
Senior Lecturer
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Alvan Bregman

Queen's University
Head, W.D. Jordan Library
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Jacquie Burkell

FIMS, UWO
Associate Professor
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Dorota Celińska

University of Warsaw
PhD Student
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Niel Chah

University of Toronto
Student
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Wil Chivers

WISERD, Cardiff University
Research Associate
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Ataharul Chowdhury

University of Guelph
Adjunct Faculty
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Alton Chua

Nanyang Technological University
Associate Chair (Research)
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Angela Cirucci

Kutztown University
Assistant Professor
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Jill Le Clair

CBiS, Coventry University
Associate
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Nicole Cohen

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
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Sarah Jayne Connick-Keefer

University of Ottawa
Ph.D Student
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Paige Coyne

University of Windsor
Student
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Brian Creech

Temple University
Assistant Professor
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Sanchari Das

Indiana University, Bloomington
Research Assistant
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Dorian Davis

American University
PhD candidate
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Ron Deibert

Citizen Lab, University of Toronto
Director
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Vanessa Dennen

Florida State University
Professor
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Raywat Deonandan

University of Ottawa
Assistant Professor
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Renée Desjardins

University of Saint-Boniface
Assistant Professor
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Robin Desmeules

McGill University Library
Cataloguing Librarian
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Ramona Riin Dremljuga

Aarhus University
MSc, Research Assistant
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Brooke Erin Duffy

Cornell University
Assistant Professor
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Stefanie Duguay

Queensland University of Technology
PhD Candidate
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Jacky Au Duong

Ryerson University - Centre for Communicating Knowledge
Research, Project Coordinator
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Harry Dyer

University of East Anglia
Lecturer
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Ingrid Erickson

Syracuse University, School of Information Studies
Assistant Professor
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Daniela Fernandez Espinosa

Syracuse University
Student
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Eleonora Esposito

Sultan Qaboos University
Assistant Professor
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Mylynn Felt

University of Calgary
Ph.D. Student
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David Fernández

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Rare Book Librarian
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Shreenita Ghosh

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Doctoral Student
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Maria Gintova

Ryerson University
PhD Student
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Lisa Given

Swinburne University of Technology
Associate Dean, Research and Development
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Javon Goard

Indiana University, Bloomington
PhD Student
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Lina Gomez

Universidad del Este
Assistant Professor
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Chandell Gosse

FIMS, Western University
PhD Candidate
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Jan-Frederik Gräve

University of Hamburg
Research Assistant
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Anatoliy Gruzd

Ryerson University
Associate Professor
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Daiji Hario

Setsunan University
Associate Professor
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Caroline Haythornthwaite

Syracuse University
Professor
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Anne Helmond

University of Amsterdam
Assistant Professor
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Libby Hemphill

Illinois Institute of Technology
Associate Professor
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Jeff Hemsley

Syracuse University
Assistant Professor
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Shirley Ho

Nanyang Technological University
Associate Professor
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Jaigris Hodson

Royal Roads University
Assistant Professor
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Christian Hoffmann

University of Leipzig
Professor
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Bernie Hogan

University of Oxford
Senior Research Fellow
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Jill Hopke

DePaul University
Assistant Professor
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Stephanie Horsley

The University of Western Ontario
Assistant Professor, Music Education
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WEIMING HUANG

Niigata University
Doctor candidate
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Emily Hund

Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
PhD Candidate
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Thais Bardini Idalino

University of Ottawa
PhD Student
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Joshua Introne

Michigan State University
Assistant Professor
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Sam Jackson

Syracuse University
student
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Jenna Jacobson

Ryerson University
Assistant Professor
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Brittany Jefferson

University of Georgia
Graduate Teaching Assistant
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Brigitte JUANALS

Aix-Marseille University
University Professor
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Majid KhosraviNik

Newcastle University
Assitant Professor
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Alice Nahyeon Kim

University of Toronto
Student
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Priya Kumar

Social Media Lab, Ryerson University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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James Lannigan

University of Toronto
PhD Student
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Ju-Sung Lee

Erasmus University Rotterdam
Assistant Professor
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Jianing Li

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduate Student
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Christoph Lutz

BI Norwegian Business School
Postdoc / Assistant Professor
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Philip Mai

Ryerson Social Media Lab
Director of Business & Communications
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Annette Markham

Aarhus University
Professor MSO
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P David Marshall

Deakin University
Professor and Research Chair
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Nancy McCracken

Syracuse Univ., School of Inf. Studies
Research Professor
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Jean-Luc Minel

MODYCO - University Paris Nanterre
Professor
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Guang Ying Mo

Ontario Telemedicine Network / Baycrest Health Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellow
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Riham Mohamed

Carleton University
PhD Student
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Brenda Moon

Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology
Research Associate
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Christopher Moore

University of Wollongong
Lecturer
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Indiana University - Bloomington
Graduate Student
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Nadine Nakagawa

MLA
Constituency Assistant
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David Nieborg

University of Toronto
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Jonathan Obar

York University
Assistant Professor
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Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch

University of Connecticut
Assistant Professor
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Elliot Panek

The University of Alabama
Assistant Professor
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Masarah Paquet-Clouston

GoSecure
Security Researcher
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Alexandra Pavliuc

Ryerson University
Research Assistant
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Ann Pegoraro

Laurentian University
Associate Professor
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Lianna Pisani

Alzheimer Society of Toronto
Programs Marketing & Communications Coordinator
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Jefferson Pooley

Muhlenberg College
Associate Professor of Media and Communication
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Anabel Quan-Haase

Western University
Professor
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Lee Rainie

Pew Research Center
Director
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Maggie Reid

Ryerson University
PhD Candidate
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Jerry Robinson

Syracuse University
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Alexander Rochefort

Northeastern University
Graduate Student
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Olga Rodak

Kozminski University
Research and Teaching Assistant
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Enilda Romero-Hall

University of Tampa
Assistant Professor
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Patricia Rossini

Syracuse University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Errol Salamon

University of Pennsylvania
Visiting Research Scholar
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Sara santarossa

University of Windsor
PhD Candidate
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Francesco Sinatora

The George Washington University
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Donna Smith

Ryerson University
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Yun-Ju Song

McMaster University
PhD candidate
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Lea Stahel

University of Zurich
PhD candidate/Research assistant
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michael stefanone

University at Buffalo
Associate Professor
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Zoetanya Sujon

Regent's University London
Senior Lecturer
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Dan Suthers

University of Hawaii
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Stephanie Teasley

University of Michigan
Research Professor
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Katrin Tiidenberg

Tallinn University
Associate Professor
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Brian Traynor

Mount Royal University
Associate Prof. Information Design
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Tommy Ho Lun Tse

Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong
Assistant Professor
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Rama Adithya Varanasi

Pennsylvania State university
Graduate Student
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Ravi Vatrapu

Centre for Business Data Analytics, Copenhagen Business School
Director & Professor
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Sanja Vico

Goldsmiths, University of London
PhD student in Media and Communications
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Jessica Vitak

University of Maryland
Assistant Professor
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Fernando van der Vlist

University of Siegen / University of Amsterdam
PhD Candidate / Lecturer
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Janice Waldron

University of Windsor
Associate Professor of Music Education
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Alicia Wanless

SecDev Foundation
Director of Strategic Communications
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Katie Warfield

Visual Media Workshop, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Faculty & Director
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Barry Wellman

NetLab Network
Co-Director
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Alyssa Wise

New York University
Associate Professor
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Lola Wong

FIMS, Western University
PhD Candidate
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Adam Worrall

University of Alberta (School of Library and Information Studies)
Assistant Professor
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Lu Xiao

Syracuse University
Associate Professor
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Tien Yeo

Hong Kong Baptist University
Assistant Professor
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Kenji Yoshimi

Bukkyo University
Lecturer
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Zhiying Yue

University at Buffalo
Graduate Student
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Frauke Zeller

Ryerson University
Associate Professor
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Feifei Zhang

Syracuse University
PhD candidate