WashPost: How Social Influencers Helped Drive Fox News Coverage

Yesterday, the Washington Post published an incredibly detailed in-depth look at the connection between social influencers and Fox News coverage of a number of electoral issues around the 2020 election. One of the many fascinating findings was the degree to which social influencers helped

Using GDELT’s TV explorer, we identified the month before a theme like “groomers” peaked on Fox News, then examined the top 20 retweeted posts using terms with that theme. The influencers were about 25% of the top 20 tweets across issues like “biolabs”, “groomers” and CRT!

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