Young Mie Kim is a professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She studies the role data-driven digital platforms play in political communication. Dr. Kim led the 2018 “The Stealth Media” study which collected 5 million paid Facebook ads and used them to track the sources and targets of anonymous campaigns in the months leading up to the 2016 U.S. elections. Her work has appeared in nearly 400 national and international media outlets, including The New York Times, BBC, and WIRED. She has also presented her research before Congress and the European Parliament.
Project Title: Follow the Ad: Understanding Election Interference on Digital Platforms