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Echo Chambers and Partisan Polarization : Evidence from the 2016 Presidential Campaign

  title={Echo Chambers and Partisan Polarization : Evidence from the 2016 Presidential Campaign},
  author={Erik Peterson},
Where do partisans get their election news and does this influence their candidate assessments? We track web browsing behavior among a national sample during the 2016 presidential campaign and merge these data with a panel survey. We find that election news exposure is polarized; partisans gravitate to "echo chambers," sources disproportionately read by co-partisans. We document levels of partisan selective exposure two to three times higher than prior studies. However, one-sided news… 

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