Polarization in the Time of Pandemic

Polarization in the Time of Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic had the potential to unite Americans of different political stripes in the common goal of protecting the health of the nation. Instead, as is well-documented, it exacerbated existing political divides, including on such issues as mask-wearing and avoiding large gatherings. Even President Trump's infection and subsequent hospitalization…
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Biden: Right-Wing Attacks Drop along with Popularity

Biden: Right-Wing Attacks Drop along with Popularity

Following unexpectedly poor performance in the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, former Vice President Joe Biden is no longer the assumed front-runner for the Democratic nomination. As we wrote earlier, he had consistently been the subject of vicious attacks from the right-leaning section of the Twitterverse. Bernie Sanders,…
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Mayor Pete: Early wins Fuel Attacks

Mayor Pete: Early wins Fuel Attacks

The 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg became a surprise close second to Bernie Sanders  upon the final tally from Iowa and New Hampshire.  Predictably, this makes him the target of increased attacks on social media. Using our StoryArc platform we traced some of these attacks. Based…
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