Blog
About

25
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
0 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: not found
      • Article: not found

      Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election

      ,

      Journal of Economic Perspectives

      American Economic Association

      Read this article at

      ScienceOpenPublisher
      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          Related collections

          Most cited references 32

          • Record: found
          • Abstract: not found
          • Article: not found

          Motivated Skepticism in the Evaluation of Political Beliefs

            Bookmark
            • Record: found
            • Abstract: found
            • Article: not found

            Political science. Exposure to ideologically diverse news and opinion on Facebook.

            Exposure to news, opinion, and civic information increasingly occurs through social media. How do these online networks influence exposure to perspectives that cut across ideological lines? Using deidentified data, we examined how 10.1 million U.S. Facebook users interact with socially shared news. We directly measured ideological homophily in friend networks and examined the extent to which heterogeneous friends could potentially expose individuals to cross-cutting content. We then quantified the extent to which individuals encounter comparatively more or less diverse content while interacting via Facebook's algorithmically ranked News Feed and further studied users' choices to click through to ideologically discordant content. Compared with algorithmic ranking, individuals' choices played a stronger role in limiting exposure to cross-cutting content.
              Bookmark
              • Record: found
              • Abstract: found
              • Article: not found

              The Effects of Canvassing, Telephone Calls, and Direct Mail on Voter Turnout: A Field Experiment

              We report the results of a randomized field experiment involving approximately 30,000 registered voters in New Haven, Connecticut. Nonpartisan get-out-the-vote messages were conveyed through personal canvassing, direct mail, and telephone calls shortly before the November 1998 election. A variety of substantive messages were used. Voter turnout was increased substantially by personal canvassing, slightly by direct mail, and not at all by telephone calls. These findings support our hypothesis that the long-term retrenchment in voter turnout is partly attributable to the decline in face-to-face political mobilization.
                Bookmark

                Author and article information

                Journal
                Journal of Economic Perspectives
                Journal of Economic Perspectives
                American Economic Association
                0895-3309
                May 2017
                May 2017
                : 31
                : 2
                : 211-236
                10.1257/jep.31.2.211
                © 2017
                Product

                Comments

                Comment on this article