In this article, we show how exposure to favorable messages about one’s preferred party can affect emotional reactions and subsequent political behavioral intentions. Through an online experiment (N = 540) conducted during the 2019 Indian general election, we find that exposure to favorable poll results increases enthusiasm and decreases anger, while both enthusiasm and anger activate behavioralContinue reading “Motivated Mobilization: The Role of Emotions in the Processing of Poll Messages”
With increasing numbers of people accessing social media in their own languages — what I term “internet vernacularisation” — Facebook and other social media companies must invest in building an infrastructure to ensure users are not exposed to harmful and fake content. Click to read.
In this article, we examine the role of (digital)media during the 2019 national election in India, focusing on the success of PM Narendra Modi’s campaign. We show how the media environment that was split especially along the lines of opposition to Modi in elite English-language media versus a juggernaut Modi campaign on all levels, especiallyContinue reading “Was the 2019 Indian election won by digital media?”
In this article, we analyze the relationship among belief in misinformation, socialmedia use, and partisanship. Through a cross-sectional survey (N = 1,820) on the 2019 Indonesian national elections, we show that although the political use of social media is not associated with belief in misinformation, partisanship is strongly associated with belief in various types ofContinue reading “Selective Belief: How Partisanship Drives Belief in Misinformation”
The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) started advertising on Facebook and Instagram from the third week of September. While the first ad was issued on September 22 by both Chirag Paswan and LJP official Facebook accounts, the bulk of ads were bought only from mid-October onwards.