Karolina Koc-Michalska is a CITS Visiting Research Scholar from June 2017 through September 2017. She is an Associate Professor at Audencia Business School and Associate Researcher at CEVIPOF Sciences-Po Paris, France. Her research interest focuses on political parties’ strategic online communication during electoral time, especially the usage of social media, as well as the new media effects on societies. She extends this work through comparative research within the European countries and US. During her stay at CITS, she will explore the motivations leading to political participation and the role of fake news in societies.