My name is Maggie (Mengqing) ZHANG (张梦情). I am currently an M.Phil student in Communication in School of Journalism and Communication at Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to my M.Phil study, I graduated with a B.A. degree in Journalism from Tsinghua University, China.
My research interests are computational political communication, with particular focuses on communication process (network and structure)/mechanism and media effect. Specifically, I want to know:
- information dissemination in social networks and the influence/effect of network and structure on communication process;
- the underlying mechanism of information dissemination and factors influencing information perception
- the influence of information manipulations (propaganda/censorship; social bots/trolls; rumor/fake news/misinformation) on public opinion and political polarization.
Methodologically, I prefer computational methods and pay special attention to network dynamics.
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