Social Network Websites, Kremlin Propaganda, and Internet Usage Patterns among Russians
Principal Investigator: Golfo Alexopoulos, University of South Florida
Co-Investigators: Mark Kramer, Harvard University and Nadia Boyadjieva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Years of Award: 2023-2026
Managing Service Agency: Office of Naval Research
The research team uses survey and social media data to explore how Russian speakers in the Russian Federation, Georgia, and Armenia interact with social network services, and to gauge the resonance of Kremlin disinformation, particularly anti-U.S. and anti-Western narratives.