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Trolls on Twitter: How Mainstream and Local News Outlets Were Used to Drive a Polarized News Agenda

Fake Accounts, Real News?

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Troll News Linking Results

Top 25 most-linked news sources across 11.5k troll tweets (using thousands of expanded short links)
Example of observed linking pattern to “regional” troll account
Static image of tab in my data viz on Tableau showing news linking patters over time by outlet/organization
Static image on tab in my data viz on Tableau showing overall trends in tweeting from 388 troll accounts
Top 10 Linked Sources for the Fake Regional/Local Troll Accounts
Top 10 Linked Sources for identified fake Black Matters/BLM troll accounts

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Jonathan Albright

Professor and researcher in news, journalism, and #hashtags. Award-nominated data journalist. Media, communication, and technology.