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Paper- Restricted to Campus Access

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Faculty Mentor

Jasmine Harris


The use of social media has shaped the landscape of how voters use and intake media. Social media services like Twitter give political platforms to issues that are traditionally ignored by mainstream televised media. In the research, Twitter is used as a political data tool to better understand how the interactions of a candidate's Twitter platform reflect how the candidate prioritizes issues within their platform. Furthermore, the research goes to suggest how candidate’s future use of social media can be a reflection of winning (and losing!) political platforms.


Presented during the 22nd Annual Summer Fellows Symposium, July 24, 2020 at Ursinus College.

The downloadable file is a slide presentation in mp4 format with a run time of 4:17.

The final project is available here.


Available to Ursinus community only.