School of Social and Political Science

Aybuke Atalay

Job Title

PhD student

Photo
Aybuke Atalay's photo

Room number

1.08

Building (Address)

27/28 George Square

City (Address)

Edinburgh

Country (Address)

UK

Background

 

I am a PhD student based in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. I am particularly interested in the role of automated accounts (i.e. bots) in social media manipulation and online disinformation in hybrid regimes. I am currently investigating bots in the Turkish Twittersphere.

 

PhD Project

Main supervisor: Dr Kate Wright

Co-supervisors: Dr Ugur Ozdemir and Dr Jean-Francois Daoust

 

Qualifications

MSc in International Relations
University of Edinburgh, UK (2018-2019)

BA in Political Science and International Relations
Bogazici University, Turkey (2013-2018)

 

Talks/ Guest Lecturing/ Presentations

  • Presentation: Political Actors, Audiences and Mechanisms Driving Disinformation in Turkey: Evidence from the Covid-19 Anti-Vaccine Propaganda on Twitter (Internet and Society, University of Edinburgh, 2021)
  • Guest Lecturer: "Technologies of Liberation? Social Movements in the Era of Social Media" (Internet and Society, University of Edinburgh, 2021)
  • Guest Lecturer: "What is Computational Propaganda?" (Internet and Society, University of Edinburgh, 2020)

 

Teaching

Research interests

Research interests

Computational Propaganda, Hybrid regimes, Disinformation, Social media and politics, Twitter, Computational Social Science, Social network analysis