Fake News US Election

Submitted by ub on Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:46

A new study suggests @realDonaldTrump may owe his 2016 @POTUS so-called victory in the Electoral College to 'fake news', according to concerns raised by Erik C. Nisbet, Associate Professor of Communication, Political Science, and Environmental Policy and Faculty Associate with the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, The Ohio State University, Paul Beck, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, The Ohio State University, and Richard Gunther, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, The Ohio State University.

The past years 2016 and 2017 have been busy for the Comparative National Elections Project…

The study says - It is now clear that social media and intensely partisan television and radio broadcasts
disseminated a massive number of messages during the 2016 Presidential election campaign
designed to demonize candidates and seriously distort the facts upon which many voters might
base their electoral choices.

Study suggests Trump may owe his 2016 victory to 'fake news'… via @ConversationUS

Junk News and Bots during the U.S. Election: What Were Michigan Voters Sharing Over Twitter?…