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Political trolling twice as popular as positivity

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Social media posts are twice as likely to go viral if they are negative about politicians they oppose rather than positive about those they support, a Cambridge University study suggests.

It analysed 2.7 million tweets and Facebook posts from US media outlets and political figures over five years.

The negative posts were also twice as likely to be commented on.

They attracted more angry or laughing-emoji reactions on Facebook than the positive received hearts or thumbs ups.

Full monty at the BBC: Link

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Firstly, I defy anyone to come up with anything positive about politics or politicians!  :D

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4 hours ago, Eldorado said:

Social media posts are twice as likely to go viral if they are negative about politicians they oppose rather than positive about those they support, a Cambridge University study suggests.

It analysed 2.7 million tweets and Facebook posts from US media outlets and political figures over five years.

The negative posts were also twice as likely to be commented on.

They attracted more angry or laughing-emoji reactions on Facebook than the positive received hearts or thumbs ups.

Full monty at the BBC: Link

No surprise. Just like bad experiences in business can easely ruin a reputation that took years to build.

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