Political persuasion on social media: Tracing direct and indirect effects of news use and social interaction

@article{Diehl2016PoliticalPO,
  title={Political persuasion on social media: Tracing direct and indirect effects of news use and social interaction},
  author={Trevor Diehl and Brian E. Weeks and Homero Gil de Z{\'u}{\~n}iga},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={1875 - 1895}
}
News use via social media has been linked to pro-democratic political behaviors. However, most people use social media for non-political purposes, like connecting with friends and browsing news feeds. Recent research indicates these behaviors may also have democratic benefits, by means of political expression in social media. Drawing on panel data from a nationally representative sample, this study extends this line of research by exploring how social interaction and news-seeking behaviors on… 

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