Social media and politics in the United States

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Statista dossier about social media and politics in the United States

This dossier presents information on social media and politics in the United States. The dossier highlights the role of social media publishing during the U.S. elections 2016, fake news, as well as user behavior and awareness.

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  • 1. Social media and politics
    • Twitter: world leaders with the most Twitter followers 2016

    • Twitter: world leaders with the most mutual connections 2016

    • Twitter: world leaders with highest reply rates 2016

    • U.S. adults typical social media posts 2016

    • U.S. Facebook users with similar political beliefs 2016

    • U.S. social media user online political discussion frequency 2016

    • U.S. social media users opinions on social media posts on politics 2016

    • U.S. social media users opinions on online discussions on politics 2016

    • Social media: influence on political opinions of U.S. social media users 2016

    • Social media: influence on political candidate views of U.S. social media users 2016

  • 2. Online publishers
    • Facebook user engagement of leading English-language newspapers 2017

    • Facebook user engagement of leading publishers 2017

    • Global public broadcaster social media audience 2016

    • U.S. Presidential Inauguration Facebook user engagement 2017, by publisher

    • U.S. presidential election 2016: Twitter voice distribution Trump-Clinton debates

    • U.S. presidential election 2016: Facebook voice distribution Trump-Clinton debates

    • U.S. presidential election 2016: social media buzz Trump-Clinton debates

    • Use of pro-Trump Twitter bots during key moments of U.S. presidential campaign 2016

    • Share of bot tweets during key moments of U.S. presidential campaign 2016

  • 3. Fake news
    • U.S. presidential campaign: mainstream and fake news Facebook engagement 2016

    • Facebook engagement for top real and fake election stories in the U.S. 2016

    • U.S. trust in news shared by friends and family via Facebook 2016

    • U.S. trust in news shared by friends and family via Facebook 2016, by gender

    • Fake news traffic sources in the U.S. 2017

    • Perceived sources of fake news in the U.S. 2017

    • Perceived sources of fake news in the U.S. 2017, by political affiliation

    • Effect of fake news on online news media worldwide 2016

    • Ability to recognize fake news in the U.S. 2017

  • Language: English
  • Released: May 2017
  • Source(s): Statista
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