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Indian Twitter and its anti-nationals

Cite: Sharma, A. and Pal, J. (2020) Indian Twitter and its anti-nationals. Available online at http://joyojeet.people.si.umich.edu/antinationals Recent references to the farmer protests as “anti-national”, including by major political actors, raises questions of how the term has been used. Much recent work has considered ways in…

Twitter in Bihar Politics

Cite: Negi, H. and Pal, J. (2020) Twitter in Bihar Politics. Available online at http://joyojeet.people.si.umich.edu/twitterbihar We summarize the key trends with Twitter use among politicians in Bihar. Language We see that for all the parties, tweeting in Hindi gets significantly more retweets…

List of debunked messages

# Domain Headline Post URL Category 1 indiatoday.in Fact Check: Bloated casualty figures linked to coronavirus leave netizens in panic https://www.indiatoday.in/fact-check/story/fact-check-bloated-casualty-figures-linked-to-coronavirus-leave-netizens-in-panic-1643257-2020-02-04 Doctored Statistics 2 altnews.in Coronavirus: Image showing sulphur dioxide forecasts falsely linked with mass cremation in Wuhan https://www.altnews.in/coronavirus-image-showing-sulphur-dioxide-forecasts-falsely-linked-with-mass-cremation-in-wuhan/ Nature…

Political partisanship and COVID response in India

Dibyendu Mishra, Anmol Panda, Joyojeet Pal (Suggested citation: Mishra, D., Panda, A., and Pal, J. (2020) Political partisanship and COVID response in India https://joyojeet.people.si.umich.edu/political-partisanship-and-covid-response-in-india/)   We analyzed the timing, frequency, and content of Indian politicians’ tweeting on COVID related issues.…