Impact of Twitter on Political Views
AdvisorWilson, Steven L.
Political ScienceInternational Affairs
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The modern age is deeply woven in the internet, and thereby social media. Due to this permeation of our human experiences by social media, social media has also transformed modern politics. Given the significance of social media in the 2016 Presidential election, it is important to stay attuned to the ways social media can affect politics. This research hones in on Twitter and the demographic with the greatest investment and understanding of the internet and social media: the Generation Z population. By using a framework of ingroup and outgroup biases, this research aims to study how content on Twitter can shape the political views of individuals from this particular Generation Z demographic