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Philip Howard
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The science of opinion measurement often advances because of big mistakes. Three of the biggest mistakes are easy to identify. Did we just make a fourth?

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Here is my Prezi on “Strong Ties, Weak Ties, Political Power“.

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Here is my Prezi on “Collective Action in a Digital Era“.

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Howard, P. N., Savage, S., Saviaga, C. F., Toxtli, C., & Monroy-Hemández, A. (2016). “Social Media, Civic Engagement, and the Slactivism Hypothesis:  Lessons from Mexico’s “El Bronco”. Journal Of International Affairs, 70(1), 55-73.

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Social Media, Civic Engagement, and the Slactivism Hypothesis: Lessons from Mexico's "El Bronco

Does social media use have a positive or negative impact on civic engagement? The cynical “slacktivism hypothesis” holds that if citizens use social media for political conversation, those conversations will be fleeting and vapid. Most attempts to answer…

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Among the millions of real people tweeting about the presidential race, there are also a lot accounts operated by fake people, or “bots.” Politicians and regular users alike use these accounts to increase their follower bases and push messages. Science…
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