Streams of hate and untruth? Using online news comments, posts and tweets to investigate attitudes and the prevalence of hate and untruth in political debates

Streams of hate and untruth? Using online news comments, posts and tweets to investigate attitudes and the prevalence of hate and untruth in political debates

Hundreds of millions of comments, posts and tweets are left everyday by people all
over the world, but many of them are polarized and uncivil, clearly stretching freedom
of speech and often putting democratic political debate into question. This research addresses this pressing political and social issue and the impact of technology on society in different countries, through a comparative, multi-methods
and interdisciplinary approach.

 

Estatuto: 
Proponent entity
Financed: 
Yes
Entidades: 
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Rede: 
ICS-ULisboa, INESC-ID
Keywords: 

Online media, Polarization, Hate, Political participation

Hundreds of millions of comments, posts and tweets are left everyday by people all
over the world, but many of them are polarized and uncivil, clearly stretching freedom
of speech and often putting democratic political debate into question. This research addresses this pressing political and social issue and the impact of technology on society in different countries, through a comparative, multi-methods
and interdisciplinary approach.

 

Parceria: 
National network

HATE

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Start Date: 
01/10/2018
End Date: 
30/09/2021
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