Professor in Political Science and Computer and Information Science

David Lazer

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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
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echo chambers
computational social science
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