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Communication is the study of how humans share information across all levels of society – from the individual to the international – using a diversity of methods, theories and areas of study. Communication researchers, informed by intellectual traditions from the humanities and other social sciences, study the attributes of communicators, the content of messages, the role of media, and the characteristics of audiences which influence the effects of communication. Interdisciplinary by nature, studies often focus on communication processes in the context of other disciplines – such as education, health, law and politics – as well as basic research into interpersonal, group, intergroup and international communication. Communication also incorporates occupational areas – such as journalism, marketing and public relations – which focus on information transmission to the public. SSRN offers access to both established and new areas of communication, allowing researchers to learn from and contribute to this rapidly developing field.

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1.

Donald Trump and the 'Oxygen of Publicity': Branding, Social Media, and Mass Media in the 2016 Presidential Primary Elections

Paper prepared for the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting 2016
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Aug 2016
Working Paper Series
Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland and University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business
Downloads 3,290
2.

A Tutorial for Using Twitter Data in the Social Sciences: Data Collection, Preparation, and Analysis

Number of pages: 95 Posted: 06 Jan 2016
Working Paper Series
Dept. of Communication, U of Mainz, Germany and University of Konstanz - Deptment of Politics and Public Administration
Downloads 3,273
3.

The Implied Truth Effect: Attaching Warnings to a Subset of Fake News Stories Increases Perceived Accuracy of Stories Without Warnings

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2019
Working Paper Series
University of Regina, Yale University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Downloads 2,930
4.

Science Curiosity and Political Information Processing

Advances in Political Psychology, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 561
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 02 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2016
Accepted Paper Series
Yale University - Law School, College of Media & Communication, Texas Tech University, Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Law School, Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Tangled Bank Studios and University of Pennsylvania
Downloads 2,801
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Twittering the News: The Emergence of Ambient Journalism

Journalism Practice, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 297-308, July 2010
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 31 Dec 2010
Accepted Paper Series
University of British Columbia - School of Journalism
Downloads 2,477
6.

Government Control of the Media

Journal of Public Economics, vol. 118, pp. 163-171, October 2014.
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2014
Accepted Paper Series
University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
Downloads 2,465
7.

The New Media Technologies: Overview and Research Framework

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 05 Apr 2008
Working Paper Series
Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business and City University of New York - Department of Business Management
Downloads 2,459
8.

Media as the Fourth Estate of Democracy

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 Aug 2014
Working Paper Series
Christ University School of Law and Christ University School of Law
Downloads 2,409
9.

Defining Hate Speech

Berkman Klein Center Research Publication No. 2016-20, Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-48
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 10 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2017
Working Paper Series
Boston University School of Law
Downloads 2,397
10.

Facebook is... Fostering Political Engagement: A Study of Online Social Networking Groups and Offline Participation

APSA 2009 Toronto Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2014
Working Paper Series
University of New Mexico - Department of Political Science, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Downloads 2,303
11.

The 'Snipers' Massacre' on the Maidan in Ukraine

Number of pages: 79 Posted: 09 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2018
Working Paper Series
University of Ottawa
Downloads 2,296
12.

Fakes, News and the Election: A New Taxonomy for the Study of Misleading Information within the Hybrid Media System

Giglietto, F., Iannelli, L., Valeriani, A., & Rossi, L. (2019). ‘Fake news’ is the invention of a liar: How false information circulates within the hybrid news system. Current Sociology. DOI: 10.1177/0011392119837536, Convegno AssoComPol 2016 (Urbino, 15-17 Dicembre 2016),
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2019
Accepted Paper Series
University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Università degli Studi di Sassari, IT University of Copenhagen and Università di Bologna
Downloads 2,162
13.

Communities of Practice and Virtual Learning Communities: Benefits, Barriers and Success Factors

eLearning Papers, No. 5, September 2007
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 03 Oct 2007
Accepted Paper Series
University of Northumbria at Newcastle and Technical University of Lisbon - ISEG
Downloads 2,116
14.

The Language of Law and the Practice of Politics: Great Powers and the Rhetoric of Self-Determination in the Cases of Kosovo and South Ossetia

Chicago Journal of International Law, Vol. 10, p. 1, 2009 , St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-0176
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2009
Accepted Paper Series
St. John's University - School of Law
Downloads 1,948
15.

Using Gossips to Spread Information: Theory and Evidence from Two Randomized Controlled Trials

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 14-15
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 10 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2018
Working Paper Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Stanford University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics

Multiple version iconThere are 3 versions of this paper

Downloads 1,884
16.

Ideological Segregation Online and Offline

Chicago Booth Research Paper No. 10-19, Chicago Booth Initiative on Global Markets Working Paper No. 55.
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 13 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2014
Working Paper Series
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Brown University - Department of Economics

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Downloads 1,856
17.

More Tweets, More Votes: Social Media as a Quantitative Indicator of Political Behavior

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Mar 2013
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Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana University Bloomington - School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University Bloomington - School of Informatics and Computing and Indiana University
Downloads 1,836
18.

Fighting Misinformation on Social Media Using Crowdsourced Judgments of News Source Quality

Pennycook, G., & Rand. D. G. (2019). Fighting misinformation on social media using crowdsourced judgments of news source quality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1806781116
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 17 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2019
Accepted Paper Series
University of Regina and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Downloads 1,792
19.

Radio and the Rise of the Nazis in Prewar Germany

Number of pages: 134 Posted: 31 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2015
Working Paper Series
WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Institute of Political Economy and Governance, Institute for Political Economy and Governance, Barcelona, University of Michigan Law School and Paris School of Economics (PSE)

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Downloads 1,747
20.

How Effective Is Third-Party Consumer Profiling and Audience Delivery?: Evidence from Field Studies

Forthcoming in Marketing Science - Frontiers
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2019
Accepted Paper Series
Melbourne Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS) and BurstSMS
Downloads 1,725
21.

The Most Controversial Topics in Wikipedia: A Multilingual and Geographical Analysis

Global Wikipedia: International and Cross-Cultural Issues in Online Collaboration, Fichman P., Hara N., eds., Scarecrow Press, 2014
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 May 2013 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2014
Accepted Paper Series
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Communication and Information (SC&I), University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and Budapest University of Technology and Economics - Department of Theoretical Physics
Downloads 1,699
22.

Attack When the World Is Not Watching? U.S. News and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 19 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 28 Dec 2016
Accepted Paper Series
Sciences Po and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
Downloads 1,612
23.

Beyond the Wall: Mapping Twitter in China

Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2015-14
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 03 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2017
Working Paper Series
Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law; Michigan State University, Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Downloads 1,576
24.

Understanding Harmful Speech Online

Berkman Klein Center Research Publication No. 2016-21
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 10 Dec 2016
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Downloads 1,518
25.

Facts, Alternative Facts, and Fact Checking in Times of Post-Truth Politics

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 21 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 25 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
Paris School of Economics (PSE), Sciences Po, Sciences Po and Paris School of Economics (PSE)

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Downloads 1,479
26.

Mining Face-to-Face Interaction Networks using Sociometric Badges: Predicting Productivity in an IT Configuration Task

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 May 2008
Working Paper Series
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, MIT - Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Downloads 1,477
27.

Critical Discourse Analysis of Barack Obama's 2012 Speeches: Views from Systemic Functional Linguistics and Rhetoric

Theory and Practice in Language Studies (TPLS), 4(6), 1178-1187. doi:10.4304/tpls.4.6.1178-1187
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 26 Oct 2014
Accepted Paper Series
Islamic Azad University (IAU) - Tabriz Branch and Islamic Azad University (IAU) - Tabriz Branch
Downloads 1,475
28.

Identifying and Countering Fake News

Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 17-15
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 26 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2017
Working Paper Series
NYU School of Law, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law and University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law
Downloads 1,471
29.

Online Political Participation: Slacktivism or Efficiency Increased Activism? Evidence from the Brazilian Ficha Limpa Campaign

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 Nov 2012
Working Paper Series
German Development Insitute and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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30.

The 2015 University of Missouri Protests and their Lessons for Higher Education Policy and Administration

107 Kentucky Law Journal 61 (2018-2019), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-27
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 24 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2019
Accepted Paper Series
University of Missouri School of Law
Downloads 1,459
31.

Firm-Created Word-of-Mouth Communication: A Field-Based Quasi-Experiment

HBS Marketing Research Paper No. 04-03
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Jul 2004
Working Paper Series
University of Maryland and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Downloads 1,431
32.

Assessing Censorship on Microblogs in China: Discriminatory Keyword Analysis and Impact Evaluation of the 'Real Name Registration' Policy

IEEE Internet Computing, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 42-50, May-June 2013, doi:10.1109/MIC.2013.28
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 May 2013
Accepted Paper Series
The University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong
Downloads 1,426
33.

Informational Autocrats

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 26 Jul 2018
Working Paper Series
Sciences Po and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Political Science
Downloads 1,361
34.

Political Advertising in the 21st Century: The Rise of the YouTube Ad

APSA 2010 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2014
Working Paper Series
Washington State University, Wesleyan University - Government and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 1,355
35.

The Limitations of Corporate Governance Best Practices

Turnbull, Shann 2012. The Limitations of Corporate Governance Best Practices. In The Sage handbook of CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, Thomas Clarke and Douglas Branson, eds., Chapter 19, 428-449, Sage: London & Thousand Oaks, CA.
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 19 May 2012
Accepted Paper Series
International Institute for Self-Governance
Downloads 1,322
36.

Lazy, Not Biased: Susceptibility to Partisan Fake News Is Better Explained by Lack of Reasoning Than by Motivated Reasoning

Pennycook, G. & Rand, D. G. (2018). Lazy, not biased: Susceptibility to partisan fake news is better explained by lack of reasoning than by motivated reasoning. Cognition. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2018.06.011
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 06 May 2018 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2019
Accepted Paper Series
University of Regina and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Downloads 1,320
37.

Russia, Ukraine, and the West: Social Media Sentiment in the Euromaidan Protests

Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2014-13
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Sep 2014
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Downloads 1,284
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Pre-Primary News Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Race: Trump's Rise, Sanders' Emergence, Clinton's Struggle

HKS Working Paper No. 16-023
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2016
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 1,280
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Belief in Fake News Is Associated with Delusionality, Dogmatism, Religious Fundamentalism, and Reduced Analytic Thinking

Bronstein, M., Pennycook, G. Bear, A., Rand, D. G., & Cannon, T. (2018). Belief in Fake News is Associated with Delusionality, Dogmatism, Religious Fundamentalism, and Reduced Analytic Thinking. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. DOI: 10.1016/j.jarmac.2018.09.005
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 17 May 2018 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2019
Accepted Paper Series
Yale University, University of Regina, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Yale University
Downloads 1,278
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A Skeptical View of Information Fiduciaries

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 133, 2019, Forthcoming, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-622
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 28 May 2019
Accepted Paper Series
Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 1,243
41.

Why Does Balanced News Produce Unbalanced Views?

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 18 May 2017
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard Law School

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Downloads 1,207
42.

Free Speech Unmoored in Copyright’s Safe Harbor: Chilling Effects of the DMCA on the First Amendment

Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 24, p. 171, 2010, Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2010-3
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 30 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 13 May 2014
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Downloads 1,206
43.

Canadian Advocacy 2.0: An Analysis of Social Media Adoption and Perceived Affordances by Advocacy Groups Looking to Advance Activism in Canada

Canadian Journal of Communication, 39(2), 211-233 (2014).
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2014
Accepted Paper Series
York University
Downloads 1,153
44.

Social Media, News Media and the Stock Market

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 02 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2018
Working Paper Series
Maastricht University - Department of Finance, Imperial College London and University of Warwick - Warwick Business School
Downloads 1,138
45.

Disinformation and Social Bot Operations in the Run Up to the 2017 French Presidential Election

First Monday 22(8) - August 7, 2017
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2017
Accepted Paper Series
University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
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46.

Waldron on the Regulation of Hate Speech

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2012 Forthcoming, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 398
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 05 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2012
Accepted Paper Series
University of Chicago
Downloads 1,096
47.

Teaching a New Negotiation Skills Paradigm

Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 39, p. 13, 2012, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 12-28
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2016
Accepted Paper Series
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 1,079
48.

The Effect of Censorship Laws on Media Freedoms

Number of pages: 93 Posted: 26 Jul 2011
Working Paper Series
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 1,059
49.

Internet Defamation, Freedom of Expression, and the Lessons of Private International Law for the United States

European Yearbook of Private International Law, Vol. 14, 2012, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-03
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2013
Accepted Paper Series
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 1,055
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Blogs as an Alternative Public Sphere: The Role of Blogs, Mainstream Media, and TV in Russia's Media Ecology

Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2014-8
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 25 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 04 May 2014
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Downloads 1,029