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