IamA Assistant Professor researching and teaching Propaganda, Media, Fake News, and Strategic Communication at Monmouth College. AMA!
My short bio: My name is Josh Hawthorne and I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Monmouth College. I've published recently on digital propaganda efforts in the U.S. and internationally, and I've taught college level classes on Mass Media, Fake News, and Public Relations. Ask me anything about digital propaganda, fake news, media, or anything else I guess.
My Proof: First off, here's a post from Monmouth College's Communication Studies Department announcing this AMA by me.
The Kicker: Tomorrow we are crowdfunding the launch of the Digital Propaganda Research Center at Monmouth College. I hope you can donate, even a small amount, to help further our research on this topic!
With this project we will be building the capacity to conduct data science based analyses of social media and other digital content. We are specifically concerned with understanding how propaganda spreads through digital information environments. Several student research projects are also being directly funded through this effort.
Now AMA! I'll be back around in the morning to start answering questions!
Edits: Good morning! I'll be answering questions all day between my classes. Keep the questions coming!
We've raised over $5,700 so far today for the Digital Propaganda Research Center! Each donation has a matching donor, so a $5 donation is functions as a $10 donation. Click here to support out work on propaganda and fake news!