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A 61-million-person experiment in social influence and political mobilization
Results from a randomized controlled trial of political mobilization messages delivered to 61 million Facebook users during the 2010 US congressional elections show that the messages directly influenced political self-expression, information seeking and real-world voting behaviour of millions of people.
Inferring Tie Strength from Online Directed Behavior
It was found the frequency of online interaction was diagnostic of strong ties, and interaction frequency was much more useful diagnostically than were attributes of the user or the user’s friends.
Quantifying Social Media’s Political Space: Estimating Ideology from Publicly Revealed Preferences on Facebook
We demonstrate that social media data represent a useful resource for testing models of legislative and individual-level political behavior and attitudes. First, we develop a model to estimate the
Social influence and political mobilization: Further evidence from a randomized experiment in the 2012 U.S. presidential election
Results from a replication of the experiment conducted during the U.S. Presidential Election in 2012 report a significant increase in voting, and they add to growing evidence that online social networks can be instrumental for spreading offline behaviors.
Conservatives’ susceptibility to political misperceptions
It is confirmed that conservatives have lower sensitivity than liberals, performing worse at distinguishing truths and falsehoods, and the problem is exacerbated by liberals’ tendency to experience bigger improvements in sensitivity as the proportion of partisan news increases.
The Social Origins of Adult Political Behavior
Political socialization research has focused on the role of parents, extracurricular activities, and the school curriculum during adolescence on shaping early adult political behavior (Beck &
Quantifying Political Discussion from the Universe of Facebook Status Updates
The Internet has fundamentally changed the way we conceptualize public opinion, even beyond the way it has altered the traditional measurement of public attitudes and behaviors using random sampling
Social Endorsement Cues and Political Participation
Which individuals are most responsive to get-out-the-vote (GOTV) messages that emphasize the social aspects of voting? Recent literature has shown that GOTV messages that emphasize the social