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Russian trolls tried to distract voters with music tweets in 2016

In a finding that has implications for the 2022 midterm elections, Cornell researchers found Russia tried to distract liberal voters during the 2016 presidential campaign with a seemingly innocent weapon—tweets about music ...

Leveraging schools for political influence

Doctoral student Blair Read links rise of private education in India to local political competition, signaling potential erosion of public services.

Higher minimum wages raise voter turnout

Many states across the U.S. have raised the minimum wage in recent years. Such measures do not only affect low-wage workers' pocketbooks, however. As a study by MIT political scientists shows, higher minimum wages also make ...

Trust in science rose in Germany after onset of COVID-19 pandemic

Surveys conducted in Germany suggest that public trust in science rose after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, while revealing different patterns of trust among different subpopulations. Rainer Bromme of the University ...

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