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November 26, 2019

The Conversation

Political hashtags like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter make people less likely to believe the news

By Informatics Ph.D. Candidate Eugenia Ha Rim Rho

Using a hashtag can rapidly draw audience attention to pressing social issues. However, as our study shows, such viral momentum may be detrimental to online discussion around pressing social topics in the long run.

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Political hashtags like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter make people less likely to believe the news

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