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'Game changer' for reporters: 2016 US presidential election coverage
The 2016 US presidential election is considered a 'game changer' for journalists covering the US presidential elections by causing them to dramatically reconsider how they view their role -- either as neutral disseminators of information or impassioned advocates for the truth -- according to researchers at the University of Missouri's School of Journalism. (2020-06-22)
"Fake news" lowers trust in mainstream media across party lines, study finds
A Rutgers-led study finds that online misinformation, or ''fake news,'' lowers people's trust in mainstream media across party lines. (2020-06-18)
We can't (and shouldn't) expect clinicians without PPE to treat COVID-19 patients
We can't, and shouldn't, expect healthcare professionals without adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to risk their lives to care for patients with COVID-19 infection, contends an expert in a stinging rebuke, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics. (2020-05-21)
Women quotas in politics have unintended consequences
Women continue to be scarce in the halls of power. (2020-05-21)
How robust is e-government in American state election administration?
A new study examined how well American states are using Internet-based platforms to disseminate electoral information and communicate with voters (2020-04-14)
Cybersecurity, tech infrastructure requires international trust
In new research published in the Journal Technology and Culture, Rebecca Slayton, professor of science and technology studies at Cornell University, uses the field of incident response to shed light on how experts -- and nations -- can more effectively combat cyberwarfare when they foster trust and transcend politics. (2020-04-13)
Researchers develop early warning system to fight disinformation online
The Notre Dame project is an effort to combat the rise of coordinated social media campaigns to incite violence, sew discord and threaten the integrity of democratic elections. (2020-03-24)
UC research: Women tend to run more sophisticated political campaigns
Women run more sophisticated campaigns for office than men, says David Niven, a leading political researcher and associate professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati. (2020-03-18)
Latino voters in Nevada lean toward Sanders, Biden
Cornell University professor Sergio Garcia-Rios conducted polling of Latino voters in Nevada ahead of the Nevada Caucuses, indicating high levels of Latino voter support for Democrats, most notably for Bernie Sanders. (2020-02-20)
APS tip sheet: Capturing election interference
New model analyzes characteristics of the 2016 election and surrounding social media activity. (2020-02-18)
Areas near concentration camps give more electoral support to the far right
The study, which focused on the federal elections in Germany held in 2013 and 2017, involved Toni Rodon, professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at UPF, together with researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science. (2020-02-17)
Hidden donors play significant role in political campaigns
A new analysis of millions of campaign funding records reveals the role of small contributions. (2020-02-10)
Diversity on city councils increases noninfrastructure spending -- for better or worse
When city councils are elected by district rather than at large, spending on noninfrastructure projects increases, and the impact is not necessarily good, according to new research from a Rice University economist. (2020-02-05)
Political Islamophobia may look differently online than in person
Islamophobia was rampant on social media during the midterm elections, but researchers say future Muslim candidates running for office should know that the hatred they see online may be different than what they experience on the campaign trail. (2020-01-27)
Report builds framework for 'digital political ethics' in 2020
With the 2020 elections looming and amid continuing concerns over social media's role in US politics, four top universities have published a comprehensive new report recommending how candidates, tech platforms and regulators can ensure that digital political campaigns promote and protect fair elections. (2020-01-08)
Study: US presidents play surprising role in driving corporate social responsibility
A president's political party plays a big role in corporate social responsibility efforts, reveals new research from San Francisco State's Lam Family College of Business. (2020-01-03)
What leads citizens to vote for 'anti-establishment' parties?
An article by Danilo Serani, a researcher with the Department of Political and Social Sciences at UPF, analyses the impact of the economic crisis on the electoral preferences of European citizens. (2019-11-12)
Being attractive helps, but it isn't everything
Political scientist Sebastian Jäckle studies the influence of candidates' appearance on their electoral chances. (2019-10-15)
Research highlights importance of religious vote amid changing social landscape
Canadians who consider religion to be important in their lives were still more likely to vote for the Conservative Party in 2015, finds new research from the University of Waterloo. (2019-10-15)
Trump tweets were systematic plan of attack in Presidential campaign -- study
Donald Trump used Twitter effectively to promote his campaign, communicate policy goals and attack opponents as part of a systematic campaign ahead of the 2016 US Presidential elections -- a new study reveals. (2019-10-04)
Exclusive analysis: College student voting doubled in 2018
College-student voting rates in the 2018 midterm elections doubled compared to the 2014 midterms, marking a watershed election year for student voter turnout, according to a report today from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life. (2019-09-19)
Bots might prove harder to detect in 2020 elections
Bots or fake accounts enabled by artificial intelligence on social media have evolved and are now better able to copy human behaviors in order to avoid detection. (2019-09-05)
How 'information gerrymandering' influences voters
Study shows how information networks can distort voters' perceptions and change election results. (2019-09-04)
Arrival of refugees in Eastern German communities has no effect on voting behavior, attitudes on immigration
The arrival of refugees in eastern German communities has had no effect on local residents' voting behavior or on their attitudes toward immigration, finds a new study of citizens in more than 200 regional municipalities. (2019-08-31)
Study questions European Parliament's perception as champion of gender equality
The European Parliament is often viewed as the most democratic and gender equal decision-making institution of the European Union. (2019-05-22)
Elections: New report highlights innovative research on 21st century political world
How and why people become engaged in politics? Are the electronic voting machines immune to vote-rigging? (2019-05-08)
Electoral regulations must tackle 'inequalities' caused by political advertising on Facebook
Regulators must find a way of monitoring and addressing the way political advertising on Facebook creates new types of inequalities for campaigners, experts have said. (2019-05-07)
Urging party supporters to sign up for postal votes is ineffective
Research carried out by the University of Kent and Kings College London (KCL) into a common postal vote recruitment tactic found it to be ineffective in persuading people to change from visiting polling stations to vote. (2019-04-25)
Social media has remarkably small impact on Americans' beliefs
Social media had only a small influence on how much people believed falsehoods about candidates and issues in the last two presidential elections, a pair of new national studies found. (2019-03-27)
Negative emotions can reduce our capacity to trust
It is no secret that a bad mood can negatively affect how we treat others. (2019-03-14)
Democracy linked to global health gains in low-, middle-income countries
A new study led by Stanford Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations suggests that a better way to measure the role of democracy in public health is to examine the causes of adult mortality, such as noncommunicable diseases, HIV, cardiovascular disease and transportation injuries. (2019-03-13)
Watching for 'bright lines' during the Trump presidency
For the past year and a half, Bright Line Watch, a non-partisan group of political scientists, has been surveying the American public and exports to gauge the state of the nation's democracy. (2019-03-12)
OHIO study: Information literacy can combat 'fake news'
It's not difficult to verify whether a new piece of information is accurate; however, most people don't take that step before sharing it on social media, regardless of age, social class or gender, a new Ohio University study has found. (2019-03-11)
Sacrificing the climate for reelections
In business as well as international politics, the best and ideal agreement is one that is credible and expected to be complied with. (2019-03-04)
Illinois professor to lead AAAS session on 'Blockchain and the Scientific Method'
Lav Varshney, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will lead a session on 'Blockchain and the Scientific Method' as a part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Washington D.C., on February 15, 2019. (2019-02-07)
First study to find digital ads work, on millennials
'This is first time we found that digital ads do something and what they do is they increase voter turnout among millennials in municipal elections.' said Haenschen. (2019-01-30)
Study: On Facebook and Twitter your privacy is at risk -- even if you don't have an account
New research shows that on social media, like Facebook, privacy can be at risk, even if a person doesn't have an account. (2019-01-21)
Democratic governors have bold ideas to transform health care: Harvard researchers
Republican and Democratic governors have strikingly different visions for the future of health care, according to a new analysis published in the American Journal of Public Health. (2019-01-16)
Study suggests that fear and anger had different effects on conservatives and liberals
The emotional underpinnings of political ideology motivated how the electorate sought and processed information about the 2016 presidential election and the major issue of climate change. (2019-01-09)
Madrid is the autonomous community that spends the most on the Spanish Christmas Lottery
The people of Madrid spend close to 470 million euros on the Spanish Christmas Lottery, approximately 20 percent of the total. (2018-12-20)
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