Research

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Urman A., Makhortykh M., Ulloa R. (2021) The Matter of Chance: Auditing Web Search Results Related to the 2020 U. S. Presidential Primary Elections Across Six Search Engines. Social Science Computer Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/08944393211006863

Christner, C., Urman, A., Adam, S., & Maier, M. (2021). Automated Tracking Approaches for Studying Online Media Use: A Critical Review and Recommendations. Communication Methods and Measures, 0(0), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/19312458.2021.1907841

Urman, A., & Makhortykh, M. (2021). There can be only one truth: Ideological segregation and online news communities in Ukraine. Global Media and Communication. https://doi.org/10.1177/17427665211009930

Urman, A., & Katz, S. (2020). What they do in the shadows: Examining the far-right networks on Telegram. Information, Communication & Society, 0(0), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2020.1803946

Makhortykh M., Urman A., Ulloa R. (2020) How search engines disseminate information about COVID-19 and why they should do better. The Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review. https://doi.org/10.37016/mr-2020-017

Urman, A. (2019). Context matters: political polarization on Twitter from a comparative perspective. Media, Culture & Societyhttps://doi.org/10.1177/0163443719876541

Urman, A. (2019). News Consumption of Russian Vkontakte Users: Polarization and News Avoidance. International Journal Of Communication, 13, 25. Retrieved from https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/11161

Preprints

Urman, A., & Makhortykh, M. (2021) You Are How (and Where) You Search? Comparative Analysis of Web Search Behaviour Using Web Tracking Data [Preprint]. arXiv https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.04961

Urman, A., Ho, J. C., & Katz, S. (2020). “No Central Stage”: Telegram-based activity during the 2019 protests in Hong Kong [Preprint]. SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/ueds4

Urman, A., Ionescu, S., Garcia, D., & Hannák, A. (2020). COVID-19 and the politicisation of medical preprints on Twitter: Quantitative Analysis of Social Media Data [Preprint]. https://doi.org/10.2196/preprints.25169

Selected conference presentations

  • October 2020 – Auditing search engines: the case of the 2020 US presidential election campaign (Urman A., Makhortykh M., Ulloa R.) – SocInfo2020, Virtual Event, Poster Presentation
  • August 2020 – Do Bots and Trolls Speak the Same Language? Actor-Based Analysis of Computational Propaganda in a Multilingual Setting (Urman A., Makhortykh M) – ECPR General Conference, Virtual Event
  • July 2020 – Hongkongese and Catalan protest mobilization networks on Telegram: evolution and change (Katz S., Urman A.) – Sunbelt 2020 Virtual Conference.
  • May 2020 – To track or not to track: Examining perceptions of online tracking in the context of information behaviour research (Makhortykh M., Urman A., Gil-Lopez T., Ulloa R.) – 70th Annual ICA Conference.
  • November 2019 – Veritas ex machina: A critical review of automated approaches for detecting political disinformation online (Makhortykh M., Urman A., Christner C., Gil-Lopez T.) – Annual Conference of the German Communication Association’s Division “Digital Communication”, Berlin
  • September 2019 – Trolls, bots and everyone else: Online disinformation campaigns and  2019 presidential elections in Ukraine (Makhortykh M. and Urman A.) – 3rd European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science: Polarization and Radicalization (EuroCSS), ETH Zurich
  • September 2019 [Poster] – Transnationalisation patterns in media consumption of populist radical right parties’ Twitter followers in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (Urman A.) – 3rd European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science: Polarization and Radicalization (EuroCSS), ETH Zurich
  • July 2019 – Online tracking tools for research purposes: A critical review of existing approaches (Urman A., Christner C., Adam S., Maier M.) – 5th International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), University of Amsterdam
  • July 2019 [Poster] – WebTrack – tracking users’ online information behavior while screen-scraping content (Aigenseer V., Adam S., Maier M., Urman A., Christner C., Makhortykh M., Gil-Lopez T.) – 5th International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), University of Amsterdam
  • May 2019 – It’s All About Context: Political Polarization on Twitter and Electoral Systems (Urman A.) – 69th Annual ICA Conference, Washington, DC. Political Communication Division Top Student Paper Award
  • May 2019 – East is East and West is West: Ideological Segregation and Online News Communities in Ukraine (Urman A. and Makhortykh M.) – 69th Annual ICA conference, Washington, DC. Political Communication Division
  • December 2018 – Political Polarization on Twitter and Electoral Systems (Urman A.; Poster is available here) – 2nd European Symposium on Computational Social Science, GESIS, Cologne
  • December 2018 – There Can Be Only One Truth: Ideological Segregation and Online News Communities in Ukraine (Urman A. and Makhortykh M.; Poster is available here) – 2nd European Symposium on Computational Social Science, GESIS, Cologne
  • October 2018 – News consumption on social media in authoritarian regimes: polarization and political apathy (Urman A.; Presentation slides are available here) – Fourth annual International Journal of Press/Politics conference, University of Oxford
  • May 2018 – Propaganda Resistance Mechanisms in Russia: Conscious Fact-checking or Political Partisanship? (Urman A.) – Media Systems under Pressure: Recent Developments in Media Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe (Workshop), University of Amsterdam