How could you think that?!?!: Understanding intentions to engage in political flaming

  title={How could you think that?!?!: Understanding intentions to engage in political flaming},
  author={Myiah J. Hutchens and Vincent Cicchirillo and Jay D. Hmielowski},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={1201 - 1219}
Communication scholars have both lauded and questioned the Internet’s role in facilitating democracy. However, few studies have examined aggressive communication behavior in online political discussion spaces. Two studies were conducted to examine use of aggressive discussion behaviors online, otherwise known as flaming. Study one utilized a survey of 289 undergraduate students at a large public university. Study two utilized a survey of 305 individuals who frequent political blogs. Results… Expand

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