Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Social Media Lab is a multi- and interdisciplinary research laboratory at Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto Metropolitan University. The lab studies how social media is changing the way people and organizations communicate, share information, conduct business and form communities online, and how these changes impact society. The lab’s research seeks to advance the public’s understanding of the benefits and pitfalls of social media adoption. The Social Media Lab was established in 2010 and is the first of its kind in North America. It is led by co-directors, Anatoliy Gruzd (PhD) – Dir. of Research and Philip Mai (JD) – Director of Business and Communications.
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Feb 6, 2024
Gruzd, Anatoliy; Saiphoo, Alyssa; Mai, Philip, 2024, "Dataset: Decentralized Social Media Use and Users", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP3/MJYGAR, Borealis, V1
The dataset contains 31 transcribed and anonymized interviews of blockchain-based social media users. The dataset was collected during the summer of 2022 as part of a research project at the Social Media Lab at Toronto Metropolitan University. The dataset is available upon reques...
Sep 14, 2022
Mai, Philip; Gruzd, Anatoliy, 2022, "The State of Social Media in Canada 2022", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP3/BDFE7S, Borealis, V1
The report provides a snapshot of the social media usage trends amongst online Canadian adults based on an online survey of 1500 participants. Canada continues to be one of the most connected countries in the world. An overwhelming majority of online Canadian adults (94%) have an...
Aug 15, 2022
Soares, Felipe Bonow; Saiphoo, Alyssa; Gruzd, Anatoliy; Mai, Philip, 2022, "Navigating the fog of war during the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: An exploratory network analysis of tweets about an alleged chemical attack in Mariupol", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP3/RWRTL2, Borealis, V2, UNF:6:7Iz+5XYk7jHq50PcjeZh1Q== [fileUNF]
As part of our ongoing research on misinformation and disinformation of various types, we conducted an exploratory analysis of tweets discussing an unverified report that Russian forces engaged in a chemical attack in Mariupol, Ukraine. This claim was made on April 11 by Ukraine’...
Jul 12, 2022
Gruzd, Anatoliy; Mai, Philip; Soares, Felipe Bonow; Saiphoo, Alyssa, 2022, "The Reach of Russian Propaganda & Disinformation in Canada", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP3/XFNZ35, Borealis, V2, UNF:6:ntrzzVakt0MoY1iZnKqRqg== [fileUNF]
This report examines the extent to which Canadians are exposed to and might be influenced by pro-Kremlin propaganda on social media based on a census-balanced national survey of 1,500 Canadians conducted between May 12–31, 2022. Among other questions, the survey asked participant...
Sep 24, 2021
Ryerson University Social Media Lab; The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations, 2020, "COVID-19 Fact-checkers Dataset", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP2/IMISPE, Borealis, V11, UNF:6:fklQr+sqcTrkIKkFZ3MUpw== [fileUNF]
The COVID-19 Fact Checkers Dataset is a comprehensive list of over 200 active fact-checking organizations and groups that verify COVID-19 misinformation. The dataset is maintained by the Ryerson University’s Social Media Lab as part of an international initiative to study the pro...
May 20, 2021
Gruzd, Anatoliy; Mai, Philip, 2021, "#FilmYourHospital Twitter Dataset: a COVID-19 conspiracy theory on Twitter", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP2/BSGQGS, Borealis, V1
The dataset contains 99,039 Tweet IDs of Twitter posts with #FilmYourHospital. It was collected using Netlytic.org between March 28 and April 9, 2020, by querying Twitter Search API (ver.1) very 15 minutes. NOTES: 1) In accordance with Twitter API Terms, only Tweet IDs are provid...
Jan 7, 2021
Gruzd, Anatoliy, 2021, "Twitter Dataset: Replies to President Trump’s Tweet about contracting the Novel Coronavirus", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP2/BMCGI3, Borealis, V1, UNF:6:ZoGBrMO4f8/aPycUi+bk+A== [fileUNF]
On October 2nd, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that he and the First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS), Melania Trump, both tested positive for COVID-19 (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1311892190680014849). Within seconds, his tweet received thousands of r...
Nov 17, 2020
Gruzd, Anatoliy; Mai, Philip, 2020, "Social Media Privacy in Canada 2020", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP2/PUWDYC, Borealis, V4, UNF:6:DJXIFGqaDXlue5KpbhodsA== [fileUNF]
Social Media Privacy in Canada - 2020
Nov 10, 2020
Gruzd, Anatoliy; Mai, Philip, 2020, "COVID-19 Twitter Dataset", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP2/PXF2CU, Borealis, V2
The current dataset contains 237M Tweet IDs for Twitter posts that mentioned "COVID" as a keyword or as part of a hashtag (e.g., COVID-19, COVID19) between March and July of 2020. Sampling Method: hourly requests sent to Twitter Search API using Social Feed Manager, an open sourc...
Sep 24, 2020
Gruzd, Anatoliy; Mai, Philip, 2020, "COVID-19 Fact-checked Claims Dataset", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP2/VPYSIS, Borealis, V1
The dataset contains COVID-related claims reviewed by fact-checking organizations from around the world. The dataset was collected between January 22, 2020 and January 31, 2020 using a custom Python script by querying Google Fact Check Tools API on a daily basis using search keyw...
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