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Partisanship, Impeachment, and the Democratic Primaries: American Political Discourse

Faris, Robert, Justin Clark, Bruce Etling, Jonas Kaiser, Hal Roberts, et al. 2020. “Partisanship, Impeachment, and the Democratic Primaries: American Political Discourse, January – February 2020.” Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
Abstract – “The decisions voters will make at the ballot box on November 3, 2020 will be influenced in no small part by the media coverage of the candidates and issues, including the reporting by journalists, the media personalities and pundits on radio and television, text messages and campaign phone calls, podcasts, political ads, and for many, the incessant flow of social media posts of friends and family. In this report, the first of a series of reports that cover the months running up to the November election, we track political discourse in the United States for January and February of 2020, the period of time just before (Covid-19) began to dominate political discourse. We also describe the longer-term structure of political media ecosystems in the United States that shape public discourse by curating, amplifying, and propagating political stories and narratives to distinct political audiences…”

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