Axel Bruns

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Like a virus: the coordinated spread of coronavirus disinformation

This research has identified coordinated networks of Pro-Trump and QAnon social media clusters at the centre of coordinated efforts to disseminate disinformation about COVID-19, particularly the conspiracy theory that China engineered the virus as a bioweapon.
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One day in the life of a national Twittersphere

This journal article explores the day-to-day patterns of activity within the Australian Twittersphere for a 24-hour period in March 2017.
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Political journalists and their social media audiences: new power relations

This article pursues a cross-national comparison of interactions between political journalists and their audiences on Twitter in Germany and Australia, documenting how the differences in the status of Twitter in each country’s media environment manifest in activities and network interactions.

Ad hoc innovation by users of social networks: The case of Twitter

A study on the social networking platform, 'Twitter', its operations, its impact on daily life and how users have shaped it. Generic, flexible social media spaces such as Facebook and Twitter constitute an increasingly important element in our overall media repertoires. They provide a technological...

Australian Twitter is more diverse than you think

What are the major drivers of Twitter take-up, in Australia and elsewhere? Do we connect around shared interests, shared location, or pre-existing offline relationships? And when, in the eleven-year history of the platform, did these structures form? These are the questions that guided a new...