Professor in Political Science and Computer and Information Science

David Lazer

Twitter

Peer Reviewed Computer Science Conference
Publication date: 
08/2017
Authors: 
John Wihbey
Kenneth Joseph
Thalita Dias Coleman
David Lazer

The present work proposes the use of social media as a tool for better understanding the relationship between a journalists' social network and the content they produce. Specifically, we ask: what is the relationship between the ideological leaning of a journalist's social network on Twitter and the news content he or she produces?

Keywords: 
Twitter
journalism
filter bubble
echo chambers
computational social science
Media Coverage And Appearance
Publication date: 
08/2016

Donald Trump has become well known for his shoot-from-the-hip tweeting style. Lots of insults, lots of rants and lots of energy. Data scientists who have examined all of Trump's tweets over time found he has some very clear Twitter strategies and tactics that, in many ways, have been working.

Keywords: 
Trump
Twitter
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