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Is Laughter the Best Democratic Medicine? Political Comedy and its Effect on Tolerance and Trust
Through utilizing survey methodology with an experimental manipulation, this paper analyzes political comedy's role in contemporary media. The focus of these effects are examined through trust and tolerance because they ...
Rebellion, Republic, and Resistance: Exploring the Politics of Disney's Star Wars Films
Star Wars is arguably one of the most significant cultural franchises in the United States of the past 40 years. George Lucas’ original trilogy has spawned an abundance of media, the most prominent of which is the film ...
Did COVID Infect Twitter? An analysis of campaign Tweets in 2020
The study investigated the presence of issue-related statements within tweets on a candidate's Twitter feed (N = 20). The study finds that the coronavirus outbreak had a significant influence on the social media behavior ...