PD Dr Florian Muhle (Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany) visited the VOSON Lab (School of Sociology, Australian National University) to establish the “ANU Social Dynamics of Attention Centre”.

During his visit, PD Dr Muhle gave the seminar presentation: “Types and forms of automation on Twitter” at the ANU School of Sociology Seminar Series. In addition, he presented about “Twitter in the news: Some problems of using Twitter data to represent public opinion” at the research workshop ”Social and behavioral dynamics of attention”, and participated in the RSSS Data Sprint 2020.

Florian’s collaboration with the VOSON Lab started in 2017, with the Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme 2017-18 (Universities Australia – DAAD) “Socialbots as political actors? Autonomous communication technologies as tools and objects for digital sociology” and continues since 2019 under the project “Unbiased Bots that Build Bridges”, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.

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