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14 Sep
No one should be comforted by the Milley news. Trump's instability and effort to overturn the election unfortunately inspired a new kind of norm violation. However well-intentioned it may have been, we don't want generals deciding to take over foreign policy from civilians.
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14 Sep
Partisan gap wildly overstated. Majority of Rs are getting vaccinated too. The problem is the intensity is concentrated in the anti-vax and anti-anti-anti-vax elements of the base.
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10 Sep
Not just falsely questioning 2020 but starting to try to undermine *2022* - incredibly dangerous and destructive to democracy
“there isn’t really any middle ground on overthrowing the government. And that is what Mr. Trump and his allies were up to in 2020, through both violent and nonviolent means — and continue to be up to today.”… Image
An ongoing, increasingly party-wide attack on the legitimacy of our electoral system
Read 5 tweets
7 Sep
New @Journal_Of_Comm w/@jinwoo_kim01 @andyguess @JasonReifler on how self-selection & exposure to incivility fuel online comment toxicity…

-Commenters very polarized
-FB comment toxicity >> comments from nat rep sample
-Toxicity → likes, more toxicity
Key finding 1 (…):

Consistent w/@boralexander1 @M_B_Petersen finding that online hostility reflects differences in who participates in political discussion online (…), we show commenters are unusually politically engaged & polarized.
Key finding 2 (…):

Prior research has no baseline for assessing online comments so we compared FB comments w/comments we elicited from a public sample on those articles. Real-world comments and those from commenters were more toxic (using Perspective API).
Read 6 tweets
5 Sep
Thread. I RTd what appeared to be a credible story about it but had second thoughts yesterday in need for more verification and found out it had already fallen apart
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1 Sep
New article in Vaccine testing effects of vaccine messaging on immunization behavior (w/@katie_clayton14 et al.),60n7gZ…

Convergent evidence from survey/field experiments showing null effects of social norms & myths/facts messages on childhood vaccinations in VT.
This is one of the projects I'm most proud of in my career. Took >4 years to complete and would have been impossible without (a) our incredible partners at the Vermont Dept. of Health, Christine Finley and Meredith Graves, and (b) support from @theNASciences and Rita Allen Fdn.
The project was motivated by a simple question - can different or better messaging improve vaccine uptake? We have an increasing number of studies examining effects of message exposure on vaccine *intentions* but few or none examining effects on actual *behavior*.
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