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Illuminating an Ecosystem of Partisan Websites

Shweta Bhatt, Sagar Joglekar, Shehar Bano, Nishanth Sastry
2018 Companion of the The Web Conference 2018 on The Web Conference 2018 - WWW '18  
Such websites form an ecosystem, creating links from one website to another, and by 'liking' each others' Facebook pages.  ...  We examine a large, professionally curated list of 668 hyper-partisan websites and their corresponding Facebook pages, and identify key characteristics that mediate the traffic flow within this ecosystem  ...  Collectively, these results shed first light on an ecosystem of websites that affected the 2016 US Elections by presenting a partisan viewpoint.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3184558.3188725 dblp:conf/www/BhattJBS18 fatcat:admmlkocjnad5j6j3ecannc65q

The advantage of the right in social media news sharing

Sandra González-Bailón, Valeria d'Andrea, Deen Freelon, Manlio De Domenico, Karen E Nelson
2022 PNAS Nexus  
Using an unprecedented combination of four datasets (tracking offline protests, social media activity, web browsing, and the reliability of news sources), we show that there is no evidence of unreliable  ...  These results support the "amplification of the right" thesis, which points to the structural conditions (social and technological) that lead to higher visibility of content with a partisan bent towards  ...  websites created by conservative political groups (28) known as the right-wing media ecosystem (7) .  ... 
doi:10.1093/pnasnexus/pgac137 fatcat:berwwzy3jberfigff6roznvlnq

What Is (Fake) News? Analyzing News Values (and More) in Fake Stories

Edson C. Tandoc Jr., Ryan J. Thomas, Lauren Bishop
2021 Media and Communication  
Much of the scholarship on it to date has focused on the 'fakeness' of fake news, illuminating the kinds of deception involved and the motivations of those who deceive.  ...  Most of their articles included the news values of timeliness, negativity, and prominence; were about government and politics; and were written in an inverted pyramid format.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors are grateful for the work of the data coders.  ... 
doi:10.17645/mac.v9i1.3331 fatcat:wwt2p3nnivenjhy2gbdyxiqibq

On the Infrastructure Providers That Support Misinformation Websites

Catherine Han, Deepak Kumar, Zakir Durumeric
2022 International Conference on Web and Social Media  
We conclude with insights for infrastructure providers and researchers working to stem the spread of misinformation and hate content.  ...  We find that several providers are disproportionately responsible for serving misinformation websites, most prominently Cloudflare.  ...  Similarly, Agarwal et al. explored the web trackers on hyper-partisan, biased websites.  ... 
dblp:conf/icwsm/Han0D22 fatcat:a32xmmcttzc4ze2vrnfytftvtq

Recontextualising partisan outrage online: analysing the public negotiation of Trump support among American conservatives in 2016

Anthony Kelly
2020 AI & Society: The Journal of Human-Centred Systems and Machine Intelligence  
I demonstrate this by analysing how the users of the American right-wing partisan media website publicly negotiated support for Donald Trump in a below-the-line comment field during the 2016  ...  Audience agency has been under-theorised in the study of outrage media through an emphasis on outrage as a rhetorical strategy of commercial media institutions.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was supported by a National University of Ireland Travelling Studentship in Media and Communications and the LSE.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00146-020-01109-5 fatcat:lh2anq37m5hnja6dt7q45i37ya

The marketplace of rationalizations

Daniel Williams
2022 Economics and Philosophy  
Belief 'choice' is subject to an important constraint, however: people can only bring themselves to believe things for which they can find rationalizations.  ...  Recent work in economics has rediscovered the importance of belief-based utility for understanding human behaviour.  ...  This research was generously supported by an Early Career Research Fellowship from Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0266267121000389 fatcat:buowocvuvbclzlsxhlu5lzy5ba

Birds of a feather don't fact-check each other: Partisanship and the evaluation of news in Twitter's Birdwatch crowdsourced fact-checking program

Jennifer Allen, Cameron Martel, David G Rand
2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems  
Specifcally, users are more likely to write negative evaluations of tweets from counter-partisans; and are more likely to rate evaluations from counter-partisans as unhelpful.  ...  For both sets of judgments, we fnd that contextual features -in particular, the partisanship of the usersare far more predictive of judgments than the content of the tweets and evaluations themselves.  ...  The model has an R 2 of 0.42, meaning that 42% of the variance in helpfulness ratings is explained by the percent of co-partisan raters.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3491102.3502040 fatcat:3gimurufpbamdhdtt4eudh6dym

Interactivity and Political Communication: hypermedia campaigning in the UK

Darren G. Lilleker
2015 Comunicação Pública  
Aviso O conteúdo deste website está sujeito à legislação francesa sobre a propriedade intelectual e é propriedade exclusiva do editor.  ...  Os trabalhos disponibilizados neste website podem ser consultados e reproduzidos em papel ou suporte digital desde que a sua utilização seja estritamente pessoal ou para fins científicos ou pedagógicos  ...  Radio and newsreel were the main ways to communicate information to a fairly stable partisan electorate.  ... 
doi:10.4000/cp.1038 fatcat:erxwefxijvdb3fpcjbclxqaapu

Media Cloud: Massive Open Source Collection of Global News on the Open Web [article]

Hal Roberts, Rahul Bhargava, Linas Valiukas, Dennis Jen, Momin M. Malik, Cindy Bishop, Emily Ndulue, Aashka Dave, Justin Clark, Bruce Etling, Rob Faris, Anushka Shah (+6 others)
2021 arXiv   pre-print
for studying the media ecosystem on the open web.  ...  We present the first full description of Media Cloud, an open source platform based on crawling hyperlink structure in operation for over 10 years, that for many uses will be the best way to collect data  ...  Kwak and An did not attempt an article-by-article comparison, but found an overlap of about 13 thousand websites between GDELT's 63 thou-12 sand and Event  ... 
arXiv:2104.03702v3 fatcat:bwfjhxcnajczha5ropyptlezjq

Black Boxes as Capacities for and Constraints on Action: Electoral Politics, Journalism, and Devices of Representation

C. W. Anderson, Daniel Kreiss
2013 Qualitative Sociology  
First, we detail the work that an electoral map performs in stabilizing networks of political representation and creating new capacities to act.  ...  of culture and symbolic belief systems.  ...  their comments on earlier drafts of this article.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11133-013-9258-4 fatcat:qot5acfxvvdsznpg4kr7z4sdmq

Moderating with the Mob: Evaluating the Efficacy of Real-Time Crowdsourced Fact-Checking

William Godel, Zeve Sanderson, Kevin Aslett, Jonathan Nagler, Richard Bonneau, Nathaniel Persily, Joshua Tucker
2021 Journal of Online Trust and Safety  
Research on the "wisdom of the crowds" suggests one possible solution: aggregating the evaluations of ordinary users to assess the veracity of information.  ...  Reducing the spread of false news remains a challenge for social media platforms, as the current strategy of using third-party fact- checkers lacks the capacity to address both the scale and speed of misinformation  ...  We thank the Hewlett Foundation for their generous support of this project.  ... 
doi:10.54501/jots.v1i1.15 fatcat:xafm52rvtzhsfcx5rwbqzkw2ti

Mapping a Post-Shelby County Contingency Strategy

Guy-Uriel E. Charles, Luis E. Fuentes-Rohwer
2013 Social Science Research Network  
If the Court strikes down section 5, an emerging ecosystem of private entities and organized interest groups of various stripes-what they call institutional intermediaries-may be willing and able to mimic  ...  the elements that made section 5 an effective regulatory device.  ...  It accomplished this feat by making use of a wide range of media, from an online registration website and a voter registration hotline to a robust mail program.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2272128 fatcat:6k73dfedlfhadlzxjfhinb2xkm

Australian Biotechnology: Promissory Expectations and Ecosystem Performance far From the Global Superclusters

Peter Molloy
2021 Journal of Commercial Biotechnology  
Australia is an interesting case study of biotechnology ecosystem development.  ...  Despite high promissory expectations, favorable government policies and an inflated view of the quality of the country's science output, Australia has failed to create a sustainable biotechnology ecosystem  ...  However, in not facilitating the third, they failed as anchor tenants for the development of an effective biotechnology ecosystem in Australia.  ... 
doi:10.5912/jcb970 fatcat:xnnky4nzjfb3tc5m2eblhyh3pq

Acting the Part

Ahmer Arif, Leo Graiden Stewart, Kate Starbird
2018 Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction  
Information campaigns that seek to tap into and manipulate online discussions are becoming an issue of increasing public concern.  ...  The work can also be seen as an improvised performance being carried out by an account operator (or, perhaps, a small team of operators) to try and 'inspire' the online communities they target.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This research is a collaboration between the emCOMP lab and DataLab at the University of Washington and was supported by Office of Naval Research Grants N000141712980 and N000141812012  ... 
doi:10.1145/3274289 fatcat:vyqeiz5jtzbgdn7hm6dhprk6ne

Imagine All the People: Characterizing Social Music Sharing on Reddit

Veniamin Veselovsky, Isaac Waller, Ashton Anderson
2021 International Conference on Web and Social Media  
Our methodology is widely applicable to the study of online social contexts, and our results reveal novel cultural associations that contribute to a better understanding of the online music ecosystem.  ...  In this work, we develop a set of neural embedding methods to understand the social contexts of online music sharing, and apply them to a novel dataset containing 1.3M instances of music sharing in Reddit  ...  that is not representative of the broader music sharing ecosystem.  ... 
dblp:conf/icwsm/VeselovskyWA21 fatcat:d7bdowjgjngo3p45br7rz2njam
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