How Political Hashtags Make Discussion More Partisan

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Thursday, November 28th
Hashtags like "Me Too" and "Make America Great Again" have been at the center of recent social and political movements.

But while they are a powerful tool for activists, it turns out that using a hashtag can make it much easier for people to dismiss content as partisan or untrustworthy.

That's according to a recent study out of UC Irvine. For more on it KCBS Radio anchor Susan Kennedy spoke with the study's lead author Eugenia Rho. She is a PhD candidate in the department of information and computer science at UC Irvine.
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