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Thread: just a snapshot of the increasing polarisation of the US Twittersphere ahead of the midterms.

Polarised communities proved to be an easy target for influence operations in 2014-18.…
Scanned three sets of paired election-related hashtags: #VoteRed / #VoteBlue, #RedWave2018 / #BlueWave2018, #FlipItRed / #FlipItBlue.

First scan covered 48 hours. Overall, pro-Democratic hashtags got significantly higher traffic (79k posts compared with 47k posts).
On this scan, users of pro-Democratic hashtags were roughly double the number of users on pro-Republican hashtags (40k users compared with 21k users).
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How dumb do folk like @ChrisLHayes look? You made a big deal of #Ocasio supporting Bernie-Backed candidates. Yesterday, Chris Hayes said twice #ElSayed had earned the backing of Bernie but the front runner was #Whitmer who had been in politics for a while, "the Establishment".
@ChrisLHayes even had the gall to have El-Sayed on his show on Monday. What possessed him to do such a thing. What narrative was he trying to set? Come on, it wasn't even close. He got walloped.
The press fawned over #Ocasio who won a low turnout primary in a district where the demographics mean she should've won. She thought she had some magic juice to sprinkle & took her ass to campaign with a man, instead of being humble & working on her race. He got whooped.
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