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Research & Scholarship

Fake News

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Defining Fake News: “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: Everything else is public relations.” George Orwell wrote that. Except that he did not. Source attributions linking the statement to Orwell are omnipresent across many websites, and even within some academic journals. Yet, a connection is not established to Orwell having ever […]

U.S. Presidential Candidate Social Media, News and Political Data

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Was that politically correct? The theme implied in this very question itself, has multiple connotations. Those themes extend beyond whether a statement by a candidate or other politician is offensive or not. In an era of political hyperbole pushing into the bleeding edges of veracity, alongside campaign spin doctoring and a media culture of political […]