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2020 “How Google is hurting local news” The Washington Post, with Sean Fischer and Kokil Jaidka, December 22.
2020 “Election forecasts helped elect Trump in 2016. It could happen again.” USA Today, with Solomon Messing and Sean Westwood, October 1.
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2019 “Twitter got somewhat more civil when tweets doubled in length. Here’s how we know.” The Washington Post, with Kokil Jaidka and Alvin Zhou, September 17.
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2017 “In a new poll, half of Republicans say they would support postponing the 2020 election if Trump proposed it.” The Washington Post, with Ariel Malka, August 10.
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