Facebook, Twitter and Google say they will send representatives to a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing next week on Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Negative headlines. Congressional inquiries. Corporate apologies. The heightening scrutiny surrounding Facebook after it allowed Russian trolls and inflammatory political ads to spread on its network is the kind of thing ...
Google summoned about 200 policy staff from around the world last month for a debate on whether the company's size has made it too attractive as a target for government regulators.
Because religion often influences people's opinions on hot-button issues, such as same-sex marriage and abortion, most would expect religious people to be more motivated to engage politically overall.
People who are presented with political statements contradictory to their own beliefs tend to think harder and produce better arguments, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Are voters in new democracies so disenchanted with the political process that more and more are staying away from the polls?
Emil J. Gumbel's formulas are fundamental for extreme value theory. This statistical discipline describes extreme incidents, such as floods or storms. Little is known, however, that he was also a pioneer of modern data journalism, ...
Journalists can help their readers form accurate views by "adjudicating" between opposing political claims in their articles, a new study shows.
The self-defining characteristics that Americans hold dear include their racial and cultural heritage, the language they speak and their choice of worship.
Politics and Twitter now seem inseparable, especially with politicians tweeting increasingly to connect with their supporters. A team of researchers at the University of Missouri's Political Communication Institute (PCI) ...