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How digital design shapes political participation: A natural experiment with social information

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Political behaviour increasingly takes place on digital platforms, where people are presented with a range of social information—real-time feedback about the behaviour of peers and reference groups—which can stimulate (or depress) participation. This social information is hypothesized to impact the distribution of political activity, stimulating participation in mobilizations that are increasing in popularity, and depressing participation in those that appear to be less popular, leading to a ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0196068

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Author
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0000-0002-6894-4951
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Economic and Social Research Council
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RES-051-27-0331
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
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PLoS ONE More from this journal
Volume:
13
Issue:
4
Article number:
e0196068
Publication date:
2018-04-27
Acceptance date:
2018-04-05
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ISSN:
1932-6203
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pubs:844959
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uuid:711cca51-56d7-40c4-8384-581cd7a0c8ae
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pubs:844959
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844959
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2018-05-01

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