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Anonymity and Online Commenting: The Broken Windows Effect and the End of Drive-by Commenting
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In this study we ask how regulations about commenter identity affect the quantity and quality of discussion on commenting fora. Expand
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Sparking debate? Political deaths and Twitter discourses in Argentina and Russia
ABSTRACT The big question that pervades debate between techno-optimists and their detractors is whether social media are good for democracy. Do they help to produce or accelerate democratic changeExpand
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Talking Politics Online: How Facebook Generates Clicks But Undermines Discussion
Many citizens in advanced democracies read and discuss the news online through social media platforms. How does this change influence deliberative quality? We compare three commenting architecturesExpand
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Popular with the Robots: Accusation and Automation in the Argentine Presidential Elections, 2015
Accusations of dishonourable campaigning have featured in every Argentine presidential election since the return to democracy in 1983. Yet, allegations made in the elections this October and NovemberExpand
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Anonymity and Online Commenting: An Empirical Study
In this study we ask how regulations about commenter identity affect the quantity and quality of discussion on commenting fora. In December 2013, the Huffington Post changed the rules for its commentExpand
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Deliberation and Identity Rules: The Effect of Anonymity, Pseudonyms and Real-Name Requirements on the Cognitive Complexity of Online News Comments
How do identity rules influence online deliberation? We address this question by drawing on a data set of 45 million comments on news articles on the Huffington Post from January 2013 to May 2015. AtExpand
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“We need more clips about Putin, and lots of them:” Russia’s state-commissioned online visual culture
In this article, we examine how the Putin government is attempting to respond and adapt to the YouTube phenomenon and the vibrant oppositional online visual culture on Runet. We show how theseExpand
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The loyal editor effect: Russian online journalism after independence
Abstract This article investigates what effect pressure from owners – via loyal editors – had on journalistic output at the popular Russian online newspapers Lenta and Gazeta. Using novel methods toExpand
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Popular with the Robots: Accusation and Automation in the Argentine Presidential Elections, 2015
Accusations of dishonourable campaigning have featured in every Argentine presidential election since the return to democracy in 1983. Yet, allegations made in the elections this October and NovemberExpand
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