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What and Who
Title:Fake News During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections: Prevalence, Agenda, and Stickiness.
Speaker:Ceren Budak
coming from:University of Michigan
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Event Type:SWS Colloquium
Visibility:SWS, RG1, MMCI
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Level:AG Audience
Language:English
Date, Time and Location
Date:Monday, 10 June 2019
Time:10:30
Duration:90 Minutes
Location:Saarbrücken
Building:E1 5
Room:005
Abstract
The spread of fake news was one of the most discussed characteristics of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. The concerns regarding fake news have garnered significant attention in both media and policy circles, with some journalists even going as far as claiming that results of the 2016 election were a consequence of the spread of fake news. Yet, little is known about the prevalence and focus of such content, how its prevalence changed over time, and how this prevalence related to important election dynamics. In this talk, I will address these questions by examining social media, news media, and interview data. These datasets allow examining the interplay between news media production and consumption, social media behavior, and the information the electorate retained about the presidential candidates leading up to the election.
Contact
Name(s):Claudia Richter
Phone:9303 9103
EMail:--email address not disclosed on the web
Video Broadcast
Video Broadcast:YesTo Location:Kaiserslautern
To Building:G26To Room:111
Meeting ID:SWS Space 2 (6312)
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