Social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, have been important parts of this year’s presidential campaigns. As Americans prepare to head to the polls, experts discuss social media’s influence on politics, and whether Twitter can predict who will win the election.
Brian Houston is a Reynolds Fellow at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and assistant professor of communications at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.
Jon Krosnick is a Frederic O. Glover professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and communications professor in the Department of Political Science and Psychology at Stanford University in Stanford, California.
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