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Newswise: Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

Article ID: 718881

Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

Indiana University

Indiana University's Observatory on Social Media has launched a new tool, BotSlayer, that instantly detects coordinated attempts to manipulate public opinion using social media.

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12-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Are Children Interested in Politics? University of Kentucky Researcher Provides Insight in New Study

Article ID: 718872

Are Children Interested in Politics? University of Kentucky Researcher Provides Insight in New Study

University of Kentucky

With the 2020 U.S. presidential election fast approaching, should the youngest members of society be engaged in the political discussion? Findings of a new collaborative study — conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky, University of Kansas, University of Texas at Austin, Whitman College and University of Texas at Tyler — aim to answer that question by providing insight into children's reactions to the 2016 presidential election.

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12-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 718819

UT/TT Poll: Biden Leads Democratic Presidential Nomination Race in Texas

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

On the eve of the latest debate among the 10 qualifying Democratic presidential candidates, a University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden the top choice among Texans who plan to vote in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

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11-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 718406

Are Outsiders Influencing the Issues We Discuss Before Elections?

Washington University in St. Louis

A three-year grant will help a computer science researcher identify and mitigate the influence of outsiders on elections

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3-Sep-2019 3:50 PM EDT
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    31-Aug-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 717989

Arrival of Refugees in Eastern German Communities Has No Effect on Voting Behavior, Attitudes on Immigration, New Study Finds

New York University

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.

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26-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Spikes in Handgun Purchases After High-Profile Events Linked to More Firearm Injuries
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    25-Aug-2019 8:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 717910

Spikes in Handgun Purchases After High-Profile Events Linked to More Firearm Injuries

UC Davis Health

A UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) study assessed the sharp rise in handgun purchasing in 2012 after Sandy Hook and the re-election of President Obama, across 499 Californian cities. It found that these spikes in handgun purchases have been linked to a 4% increase in firearm injury in California.

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22-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 717789

Fake News Can Lead to False Memories

Association for Psychological Science

Voters may form false memories after seeing fabricated news stories, especially if those stories align with their political beliefs, according to research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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21-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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