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Center for Information Networks and Democracy

Research

  • 2023. “The puzzle of misinformation: Exposure to unreliable content in the United States is higher among the better informed”, New Media & Society. [article]
  • 2023. “Asymmetric Ideological Segregation in Exposure to Political News on Facebook”, Science, 381(6656): 392-398. [article]
  • 2023. “Like-Minded Sources on Facebook are Prevalent but not Polarizing”, Nature, 620: 137–144. [article]
  • 2023. “Reshares on Social Media Amplify Political News but Do Not Detectably Affect Beliefs or Opinions”, Science, 381(6656): 404-408. [article]
  • 2023. “How Do Social Media Feed Algorithms Affect Attitudes and Behavior in an Election Campaign?”, Science, 381(6656): 398-404. [article]
  • 2023. “Ancestral Kinship and the Origins of Ideology”, British Journal of Political Science. [article]
  • 2023. “Commentary on Frontiers: Spilling the Beans on Political Consumerism: Do Social Media Boycotts and Buycotts Translate to Real Sales Impact?”, Marketing Science. [article]
  • 2023” “Silenced on social media: The gatekeeping functions of shadowbans in the American Twitterverse”, Journal of Communication. [article]
  • 2023. "Do Social Media undermine Social Cohesion? A Critical Review", Social Issues and Policy Review. [article]
  • 2022. “Who is open to authoritarian governance within western democracies?”, Perspectives on Politics. [article]
  • 2022. “Measuring dynamic media bias”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [article]
  • 2022. “Reply to: Local news in Google News”, Nature Human Behaviour, 6(8), 1045-1047. [article]
  • 2022. "The Advantage of the Right in Social Media News Sharing", PNAS Nexus, 1(3). [pre-print] [article]
  • 2022. “Negative partisanship is not more prevalent than positive partisanship”, Nature Human Behaviour. [article]
  • 2022. "The Blind Spots of Measuring Online News Exposure: A Comparison of Self-Reported and Observational Data in Nine Countries", Information, Communication & Society, forthcoming. [pre-print] [article]
  • 2022. "The Gender Divide in Wikipedia: Quantifying and Assessing the Impact of Two Feminist Interventions", Journal of Communication. [pre-print] [article]
  • 2022. “The Political Landscape of the US Twitterverse”, Political Communication. [article]
  • 2022. “Beyond anonymity: Network affordances, under deindividuation, improve social media discussion quality”, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. [article]
  • 2022. “The nature of affective polarization: Disentangling policy disagreement from partisan identity”, American Journal of Political Science. [article]
  • 2021. "What Counts as a Weak Tie? A Comparison of Filtering Techniques to Analyze Co-Exposure Networks", Social Networks. [pre-print] [article]
  • 2021. “Link recommendation algorithms and dynamics of polarization in online social networks”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [article]
  • 2021. “Interindividual cooperation mediated by partisanship complicates Madisons cure for “mischiefs of faction”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [article]
  • 2021. “The nonlinear feedback dynamics of asymmetric political polarization”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [article]
  • 2021. “What Do We Mean by Negative Partisanship?” The Forum. [article]
  • 2021. “Questionable and open research practices: attitudes and perceptions among quantitative communication researchers”, Journal of Communication. [article]
  • 2021. "Worlds of Agents: Five Benefits of Agent-Based Modeling for Communication Research", Communication Methods and Measures, [article].
  • 2021. “Policing the Digital Divide: Institutional Gate-keeping & Criminalizing Digital Inclusion”, Journal of Communication. [article]
  • 2021. “Reconsidering the link between self-reported personality traits and political preferences”, American Political Science Review. [article]
  • 2021 "Meaningful measures of human society in the twenty-first century", Nature [article]
  • 2021 "The Internet and Public Policy: Future Directions", Policy & Internet. [article]
  • 2021 "Bots are Less Central than Verified Accounts during Contentious Political Events", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [article]
  • 2021. “Can I Stick to My Guns? Motivated Reasoning and Biased Processing of Balanced Political Information”, Communication Society.
  • 2021. “Policy over party: comparing the effects of candidate ideology and party on affective polarization”, Political Science Research and Methods. [article]
  • 2020 "Exposure to News Grows less Fragmented with an Increase in Mobile Access”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [article]
  • 2020 "Computational social science: Obstacles and opportunities", Science 369(6507): 1060-1062. [article]
  • 2020. “Neural polarization and routes to depolarization”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [article]
  • 2020. “Auditing local news presence on Google News”, Nature Human Behaviour. [article]
  • 2020. “A bigger pie: The effects of high-speed Internet on political behavior”, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. [article]
  • 2020. “Projecting confidence: How the probabilistic horse race confuses and demobilizes the public”, The Journal of Politics. [article]
  • 2020. “Understanding partisan cue receptivity: Tests of predictions from the bounded rationality and expressive utility perspectives”, The Journal of Politics. [article]
  • 2019 "Computational Communication Science: A Methodological Catalyzer for a Maturing Discipline", International Journal of Communication, 13: 3912-34. [article]
  • 2019. “Are there Still Limits on Partisan Prejudice?”, Public Opinion Quarterly. [article]
  • 2019. “Brevity is the soul of Twitter: The constraint affordance and political discussion”,  Journal of Communication. [article]
  • 2019. “The origins and consequences of affective polarization in the United States”, Annual Review of Political Science. [article]
  • 2019. “Race of Interviewer Effects in Telephone Surveys Preceding the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election”, International Journal of Public Opinion Research. [article]
  • 2019. “Are Cultural and Economic Conservatism Positively Correlated? A Large-Scale Cross-National Test”, The British Journal of Political Science. [article]
  • 2018 "The Backbone Structure of Audience Networks: a New Approach to Comparing Online News Consumption across Countries", Political Communication, 36(2): 227-240 [article] [pre-print]
  • 2018 "Networks of Audience Overlap in the Consumption of Digital News", Journal of Communication, 68(1): 26-50 [pre-print] [article]
  • 2018 "The Contagion Effects of Repeated Activation in Social Networks", Social Networks, 54, 326-335 [arXiv] | [article]
  • 2018. “Selling Ourselves Short: The implications of brief personality measures for political psychology”, Journal of Politics. [article]
  • 2018. “Affective Polarization and Ideological Sorting: A Reciprocal, albeit Weak, Relationship”, The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics. [article]
  • 2017 "Digital News Consumption and Copyright Intervention: Evidence from Spain Before and After the 2015 ‘Link Tax’”, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication | [article]
  • 2017. “The hostile audience: The effect of access to broadband internet on partisan affect”, American Journal of Political Science. [article]

  • 2017. “Linking survey and media content data: Opportunities, considerations, and pitfalls”, Communication Methods and Measures. [article]

  • 2017. “Selective exposure to balanced content and evidence type: The case of issue and non-issue publics about climate change and health care”, Journalism Mass Communication Quarterly. [article]

  • 2017. “The Limits of Partisan Discrimination,” Journal of Politics. [article]

  • 2017. “The Ideological Asymmetry of the American Party System”, British Journal of Political Science. [article]

  • 2016 "The Dynamics of Information-Driven Coordination Phenomena: a Transfer Entropy Analysis", Science Advances, v. 2, n. 4 | [article]
  • 2016 "Networked Discontent. The Anatomy of Protest Campaigns in Social Media", Social Networks, v. 44, pp. 95-104 | [article]
  • 2016. “Democratic Like Us? Political Orientation and the Effect of Making Democracy Salient on Anti-Israel Attitudes”, Journal of Experimental Political Science. [article]

  • 2016. “Binding moral foundations and the narrowing of ideological conflict to the traditional morality domain”, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. [article]

  • 2016. “Mass Polarization: Manifestations and Measurements”, Public Opinion Quarterly. [article]

  • 2016. “Winners, Losers, and the Press: The Relationship Between Political Parallelism and the Legitimacy Gap”, Political Communication. [article]

  • 2015 "The Critical Periphery in the Growth of Social Protests", PLoS ONE, 10(11): e0143611 | [article] | [Monkey Cage]
  • 2015 "Network Effects in the Academic Market: Mechanisms for Hiring and Placing Ph.D.s in Communication (2007-2014)", Journal of Communication, v. 65, pp. 558–583 | [preprint] | [article]
  • 2015 "Signals of Public Opinion in Online Communication: A Comparison of Methods and Data Sources", The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, v. 659, pp. 95-107 | [preprint] | [article]
  • 2015. “Much ado about acquiescence: The relative validity and reliability of construct-specific and agree/disagree questions”, Research & Politics. [article]
  • 2014 "The Emergence of Roles in Large-Scale Networks of Communication", EPJ Data Science, 3:32 [article]
  • 2014 "Assessing the Bias in Samples of Large Online Networks", Social Networks, 38(1), 16-27 | [article]
  • 2014. “Do Needs for Security and Certainty Predict Cultural and Economic Conservatism? A Cross-National Analysis”, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. [article]
  • 2013 "Big Data and the Fabric of Human Geography", Dialogues in Human Geography,3(3), 292-296 | [article]
  • 2013 "Diffusion Dynamics with Changing Network Composition", Entropy (special issue Social Networks and Information Diffusion) | [article]
  • 2013 "Social Science in the Era of Big Data", Policy & Internet, 5(2):147-160 | [pre-print] | [article]
  • 2013 "Cascading Behaviour in Complex Socio-Technical Networks", Journal of Complex Networks | [pre-print] | [article]
  • 2013 "Broadcasters and Hidden Influentials in Online Protest Diffusion", American Behavioral Scientist, 57(7):943-965 |[article] | [pre-print]
  • 2012 "Emotions, Public Opinion and U.S. Presidential Approval Rates: A 5 Year Analysis of Online Political Discussions", Human Communication Research, 38(2): 121-143 | [article]
  • 2012. “Affect, not Ideology: A Social Identity Perspective on Polarization”, Public Opinion Quarterly. [article]
  • 2012. “Complete Anonymity Produces an Apparent Reduction in Social Desirability Response: Bias at the Expense of Accuracy”, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. [article]
  • 2012. “Projection as a Means of Dissonance Reduction: How Christians Reconcile their Personal Political Views and the Teachings of their Faith”, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [article]
  • 2012. “Association of Religiosity and Political Conservatism: The Role of Engagement with Political Discourse”, Political Psychology. [article]
  • 2011 "The Dynamics of Protest Recruitment through an Online Network", Scientific Reports | [article]
  • 2010 "The Structure of Political Discussion Networks: A Model for the Analysis of Online Deliberation", Journal of Information Technology, 25 (2): 230-243 [article]
  • 2010. “More than ideology: Conservative-liberal identity and receptivity to political cues”, Social Justice Research. [article]
  • 2009 "Traps on the Web: the Impact of Economic Resources and Traditional News Media on Online Traffic Flow", Information, Communication and Society, 12 (8): 1140-1173 [article]
  • 2009 "Opening the Black Box of Link Formation: Social Factors Underlying the Structure of the Web", Social Networks, 31(4): 271-280 [article]
  • 2009. “Determinants of Turnout and Candidate Choice in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election: Illuminating the Impact of Racial Prejudice and Other Considerations”, Public Opinion Quarterly. [article]
  • 2009. “Implicit and Explicit Prejudice in the 2008 American Presidential Election”, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. [article]

  • 2020, The Oxford Handbook of Networked Communication, co-edited with Brooke Foucault-Welles, Oxford University Press | [OUP site]
  • 2017, Decoding the Social World. Data Science and the Unintended Consequences of Communication, MIT Press | [MIT site][Video]

  • 2023 (In Press) “The Internet and Affective Polarization” with Sean Fischer, in Our online emotional selves: The link between digital media and emotional experiences, edited by Robin L. Nabi and Jessica Gall Myric: Oxford University Press. 
  • 2022 "Semantic and Cultural Networks" with Sarah Sugars, in Handbook of Social Network Analysis, 2nd Edition, edited by John McLevey, Peter Carrington, and John Scott, London: Sage, forthcoming.
  • 2022 “The structure, prevalence, and nature of mass belief systems” with Bert N. Bakker in Cambridge Handbook of Political Psychology, edited by Danny Osborne and Chris G. Sibley: Cambridge University Press.
  • 2022 "Polarización y Medios de Comunicación en España" with Silvia Majó-Vázquez, in Economic Policy: Policy Insight, Barcelona: Centro de Economía Política Esade .
  • 2022. "Protest Networks, Mobilization, and Resilience" with Isabelle Langrock in Social Networks and Social Resilience, edited by Emmanuel Lazega, Tom Snijders, Rafael Wittek, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishers.
  • 2021 "Información y Desinformación durante el Año de la Pandemia de la Covid-19 en España”, with Silvia Majó-Vázquez, in Informe sobre la Democracia en España, Madrid: Fundación Alternativas.
  • 2020 "El Consumo de Noticias en Internet y en Redes Sociales en España”, with Silvia Majó-Vázquez, in Informe sobre la Democracia en España, Madrid: Fundación Alternativas.
  • 2019 "Social Media Data: Quanitative Analysis", with Subhayan Mukerjee, in Atkinson, P. A. (ed) SAGE Research Methods Foundations, London: Sage.
  • 2019 “National and Cross-National Perspectives on Political Media Bias” in Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion, edited by E. Suhay, B. Grofman, and Trechsel: Oxford University Press.
  • 2018 "Digital News and the Consumption of Political Information", with Silvia Majó-Vázquez, in Dutton, W.H. and Graham, M. (eds) Society and the Internet, 2nd Edition. Oxford: OUP.
  • 2018 “Expose Yourself: Discretionary Exposure to Political Information” with Gaurav Sood in The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, edited by W. Thompson: Oxford University Press.
  • 2017 "Scale, Time and Activity Patterns: Advanced Methods for the Analysis of Online Networks", with Javier Borge-Holthoefer, in Fielding, N., Lee, R., and Blank, G. (eds). Handbook of Online Research Methods, Thousand Oaks: Sage | [SageOnline] | [SSRN preprint]
  • 2017 “Rethinking the Rigidity of the Right Model: Three Suboptimal Methodological Practices and Their Implications” with Ariel Malka and Nissan Holzer in Frontiers of Social Psychology: Politics of Social Psychology edited by  J. T. Crawford and L. Jussim, New York: Psychology Press.
  • 2016 "Semantic Networks and the Analysis of Public Opinion", with Sijia Yang, forthcoming in Victor, J.N., Lubell, M., and Montgomery, A.H. (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks, Oxford: Oxford University Press. | [Oxford Handbooks Online]
  • 2015 "Social Protest and New Media", International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, London: Elsevier
  • 2015 "Automated Content Analysis of Online Political Communication", with Ross Petchler, forthcoming in Coleman, S. and Freelon, D. (eds) Handbook of Digital Politics, London: Edward Elgar | [SSRN preprint]
  • 2014 "Online Networks and Bottom Up Politics", in Dutton, W.H. and Graham, M. (eds) Society and the Internet: How Information and Social Networks are Changing our Lives, Oxford: Oxford University Press | [SSRN preprint]
  • 2014 "Online Networks and the Diffusion of Protest", with Javier Borge-Holthoefer and Yamir Moreno, forthcoming in Manzo, G. (ed) Analytical Sociology: Norms, Actions, and Networks, London: Wiley
  • 2014 "The Spanish 'Indignados' Movement: Time Dynamics, Geographical Distribution, and Recruitment Mechanisms", with Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Alejandro Rivero and Yamir Moreno, forthcoming in Agarwal, N., Lim, M., and Wigand, R. (eds) Online Collective Action: Dynamics of the Crowd in Social Media, NY: Springer
  • 2010 “Priming” in International Encyclopedia of Political Science edited by George T. Kurian, CQ Press.