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Perils and Challenges of Social Media and Election Manipulation Analysis: The 2018 US Midterms [article]

Ashok Deb, Luca Luceri, Adam Badawy, Emilio Ferrara
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We conclude by providing an in-depth discussion of the perils and challenges of using social media data to explore questions about election manipulation.  ...  In view of the well documented issues of the 2016 US Presidential election, we conducted an in-depth analysis of the 2018 US Midterm elections looking specifically for voter fraud or suppression.  ...  The authors gratefully acknowledge support by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (award #FA9550-17-1-0327). L.  ... 
arXiv:1902.00043v1 fatcat:skuptzjknzbpvocqpitc7jvghy

Perils and Challenges of Social Media and Election Manipulation Analysis: The 2018 US Midterms

Deb Ashok, Luceri Luca, Badawy Adam, Ferrara Emilio
2019
We conclude by providing an in-depth discussion of the perils and challenges of using social media data to explore questions about election manipulation.  ...  In view of the well documented issues of the 2016 US Presidential election, we conducted an in-depth analysis of the 2018 US Midterm elections looking specifically for voter fraud or suppression.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors gratefully acknowledge support by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (award #FA9550-17-1-0327). L.  ... 
doi:10.7892/boris.131226 fatcat:gwi565wuujevpavobezpji62da

Down the bot hole: Actionable insights from a one-year analysis of bot activity on Twitter

Luca Luceri, Felipe Cardoso, Silvia Giordano
2021 First Monday  
Perils and challenges of social media and election manipulation analysis: The 2018 US midterms,” WWW ’19: Companion Proceedings of The 2019 World Wide Web Conference , pp. 237–247. doi: https://doi.org  ...  In this paper, we present a long term (one year) analysis of bots activity on Twitter in the run-up to the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v26i3.11441 dblp:journals/firstmonday/LuceriCG21 fatcat:2krdpirbhbdszizy5ftn3vnsd4

Analyzing the Digital Traces of Political Manipulation: The 2016 Russian Interference Twitter Campaign

Adam Badawy, Emilio Ferrara, Kristina Lerman
2018 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM)  
Until recently, social media was seen to promote democratic discourse on social and political issues.  ...  Congress' investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election campaign, with Russia accused of using trolls (malicious accounts created to manipulate) and bots to spread misinformation and  ...  The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of AFOSR  ... 
doi:10.1109/asonam.2018.8508646 dblp:conf/asunam/BadawyFL18 fatcat:cul2gl35gzbmhj7acdal6uv4s4

Characterizing the 2016 Russian IRA Influence Campaign [article]

Adam Badawy, Aseel Addawood, Kristina Lerman, Emilio Ferrara
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Until recently, social media were seen to promote democratic discourse on social and political issues.  ...  Congress investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election campaign, with Russia accused of, among other things, using trolls (malicious accounts created for the purpose of manipulation)  ...  The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of AFOSR  ... 
arXiv:1812.01997v1 fatcat:4cvg4utmiffkveqkvqln7nhxxu

Chapter 8 I Click, Therefore I Am: Predicting Clicktivist-Like Actions on Candidates' Facebook Posts During the 2016 US Primary Election [chapter]

Marc Esteve Del Valle, Alicia Wanless-Berk, Anatoliy Gruzd, Philip Mai
2018 eHealth: Current Evidence, Promises, Perils and Future Directions  
The results of an ordinary least-squared regression analysis showed that the use of highly charged (positive or negative) emotions and personalized posts (first-person singular pronouns) increased "likes  ...  Several possible factors were considered, such as the types of posts, the use of pronouns and emotions, the inclusion of slogans and hashtags, references made to opponents, as well as candidate's mentions  ...  , 2018) . for politicians, social media is another channel to reach and sway the voting masses, increasingly using communication strategies that blur the line between persuasion and manipulation (Wanless  ... 
doi:10.1108/s2050-206020180000017008 fatcat:cbxri7mftjhg3chbilua77vqb4

The Marketplace of Ideas Online

Dawn Carla Nunziato
2019 Social Science Research Network  
., Social Media, News and Political Information During the US Election: Was Polarizing Content Concentrated in Swing States?  ...  targeting the midterm elections than has been disclosed by social media platforms" directed to the swing states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, 47 as well as to the battlegrounds states of Ohio  ...  Unlawful use You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities. . . .  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3405381 fatcat:wzp35kxfffhg3g2qano2736zx4

Artificial Intelligence: What Will America Look Like Politically After The 2020 Census?

Antoinette S. Christophe
2018 Zenodo  
The 2016 election is perilous will it too result in an era of Democratic political domination or is the old political system crumbling and a new American political order is being born?  ...  After the 1928 election there were a precarious changes to the electoral demographic that influenced the 1932 election.  ...  Most of this campaign went viral over the internet, social media, news streamed via You Tube and blogs 24/7.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1313447 fatcat:ifgdsbe4cbcktos7ebnu3b6fpy

Following Fenno: Learning from Senate Candidates in the Age of Social Media and Party Polarization

David C.W. Parker
2018 The Forum  
In this essay, I echo Fenno's call for scholars to become participant-observers of the political process while offering the modern "soaker and poker" a guide to the pitfalls and opportunities of pursuing  ...  weeks preceding the state's 2014 judicial elections.  ...  Acknowledgments: Earlier versions of this paper were presented at the annual meetings of the American and Western Political Science Associations in 2015.  ... 
doi:10.1515/for-2018-0017 fatcat:bn73eb72ibbcrohc35l62uwg5u

The breaching experiment

Andreas Schedler
2019 Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft  
stability (which focus on structures, political behavior, and self-interest) and our tacit convictions (about the causal relevance of actors, political language, and normative commitments).  ...  As I suggest, Donald Trump has been conducting a kind of sociological "breaching experiment" on the political science community which has exposed a remarkable divergence between our main theories of democratic  ...  Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12286-019-00438-0 fatcat:lyxdcw3ubvcbfabprurz7tn4em

An American Führer? Nazi Analogies and the Struggle to Explain Donald Trump

Gavriel D. Rosenfeld
2019 Central European History  
In so doing, they have sparked a wider debate about whether the Nazi past helps to make sense of the US present.  ...  This article surveys the course, and assesses the results, of the debate from its origins up to the present day.  ...  and the midterm elections of November 2018.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0008938919000840 fatcat:ehgseffsmfb6bpffbktzlsdkea

Fiddling while Rome Burns: Institutional Conflict and Party Politics in Romania since 2007

Daniel Brett
2015 Comparative Southeast European Studies  
However, actual conflict has emerged only because of recent, externally generated changes in the party system, and the relative decline in the electoral power of the Social Democratic Party.  ...  The desire of actors to gain power or remove their opponents by any means necessary, including the use of undemocratic methods, rather than by establishing a broad popular base to achieve these ends reflects  ...  After the change, voters regarded the parliamentary elections as midterm referendums on the president and thus took the opportunity to punish his party .  ... 
doi:10.1515/soeu-2015-630105 fatcat:dkzbyeojwfdullbkk5doxucaf4

The Rising Electoral Role of Polarization & Implications for Policymaking in the United States Senate: Assessing the Consequences of Polarization in the Senate from 1914–2020

Carlos Algara, Savannah Johnston
2022 The Forum  
In this article, we examine the implications of partisan polarization for policymaking in the U.S. Senate throughout the direct-election era.  ...  Against this backdrop, the 117th Senate is the most polarized since direct-election began in 1914 and, by popular accounts, the least deliberative in a generation.  ...  In a particularly high profile and surprising retirement prior to the 2010 midterm elections, U.S.  ... 
doi:10.1515/for-2021-2034 fatcat:e6gxrjokabbhtnhjslh6kuiq3e

Parameters Autumn: 2020

USAWC Parameters
2020 Parameters  
In "The US Army and the Pacific: Legacies and Challenges," David Finkelstein maintains the US Army would do well to draw from its rich institutional and operational legacies to support America's strategic  ...  must promote equitable relationships that acknowledge and challenge power imbalances and reevaluate the impact of cultural imperialism on standards and evaluations.  ...  insufficient and tardy response of the social media platforms and the US government in the wake of the 2016 election interference campaign, Russia's information operations targeting the United States  ... 
doi:10.55540/0031-1723.2668 fatcat:jibzwitycfhernguv43zsfsdtm

Embracing Vulnerability and Risk in the Classroom: The Four-Folder Approach to Discussion-Based Community Learning

Elizabeth Whittenburg Ozment
2018 The Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  
As part of an ongoing conversation about the perils of cooperative learning, independent problem-solving, and peer leadership in higher education, this reflective essay describes one strategy, which I  ...  I propose that given favorable conditions, embracing vulnerability and risk in the classroom better frees our students from the confines of conventional pedagogies used in higher education.  ...  I followed up on these studentled discussion sessions at the end of the week, using my Friday lecture time as a full-class debriefing that contextualized their group work and pushed their analysis of the  ... 
doi:10.14434/josotl.v18i2.22448 fatcat:7imxsj5ybzfpvmwdnlrfl3hlti
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