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Public Discourse in the U.S. 2020 Election

The Public Discourse in the U.S. 2020 Election project studies digital media ecosystems and political discourse related to the U.S. presidential election. 

Through research reports enabled by Media Cloud, the project provides critical insight and perspective on media coverage and public discourse leading up to the 2020 presidential election. The project builds upon the approaches and methods developed in a study of the 2016 election and provides comparative analysis of partisan media coverage of election topics and trends. 

The project was funded by grants from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Ford Foundation, and the Open Societies Foundations.


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Event
Nov 17, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Red and Blue Realities: Political Discourse and the 2020 Election

Video & Podcast: How asymmetrically polarized media in the United States shape political discourse

Video & Podcast: How asymmetrically polarized media in the United States shape political discourse More

Publication
Oct 29, 2020

Polarization and the Pandemic: American Political Discourse

Public Discourse in the U.S. 2020 Election: March - May

Tracking political discourse in the U.S. for March, April, and May of 2020 More

Publication
Oct 22, 2020

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

Public Discourse in the U.S. 2020 Election: January and February

Tracking political discourse in the U.S. for January and February of 2020 More

News
Oct 2, 2020

Tracing the disinformation campaign on mail-in voter fraud

Research shows elites, mass media play an important role in spreading voting misinformation More

Oct 1, 2020

Mail-In Voter Fraud: Anatomy of a Disinformation Campaign

Working paper shows Disinformation Campaign Surrounding the Risk of Voter Fraud Associated with Mail-in Ballots Follows an Elite-Driven, Mass Media Model; Social Media Plays a Secondary Role in 2020

Working paper explores disinformation campaign about mail-in voter fraud More


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Media Cloud

Media Cloud is an open source, open data platform that allows researchers to answer complex quantitative and qualitative questions about the content of online media. More