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    Exposure to campaign claims in mobile browsing and survey data

    Horvath, Laszlo and Banducci, S. and Stevens, D. (2020) Exposure to campaign claims in mobile browsing and survey data. Working Paper. Cambridge University Press (CUP).

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    Drawing on a two-wave panel study capturing the full log of mobile user activity, we link a behavioural measure of information exposure to survey data on the believability of eight fact-checked claims that were spread during the 2017 UK General Election campaign. We find that the effect of media exposure on the over-time adjustment of beliefs varies depending on the claim. Exposure in three cases led to the adjustment of beliefs if it came from sources congruent with the broader political narrative around these claims, whether correct or incorrect. We find no evidence that balanced media exposure led to correcting beliefs in false statements overall.


    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Working paper, presented at the 116th American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting, 10 September 2020
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Laszlo Horvath
    Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 15:49
    Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 15:49


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