Twitter’s Passion Politics

… To better understand how political discourse works on Twitter, we recently analyzed more than half a million public tweets on three political topics — same-sex marriage, gun control and climate change — in the year leading up to the 2016 election. Our research, which was published this month in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, helps explain why certain morally charged content goes “viral” and produces political “echo chambers” online. CONT.

Jay Van Bavel & William Brady (NYU), New York Times