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New research paper on Sputnik News to be presented at ECPR Hamburg

A research paper by Watanabe on Sputnik News, Conspiracist propaganda: How Russia promotes anti-establishment sentiment online?, will be presented in the Political Communication in a Post-Truth Era panel at ECPR General Conference in Hamburg. It is widely recognized that the Russian government has been involved in international propaganda to influence foreign publics as part of …

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Release of Lankina Russian Protest Event Dataset

The Lankina Russian Protest Event Dataset has been now released. The dataset, codebook and accompanying information sheet can be downloaded from her LSE website. Data for the Russian protest dataset were collected from namarsh.ru (Новости протеста section in left-hand sidebar), a website run by Russian opposition activists and dedicated to harvesting and dissemination of information on …

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LSS model for protest framing analysis is available now

Our framing analysis tool is now publicly available in the LSS package. We performed analysis of Russian media's framing of street protests using a system developed in Python, but subsequently transferred the 'trained' model into R to make it more accessible. We labelled it 'dictionary' earlier, but refer to it now as a fitted Latent …

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