Seminario de los jueves | Social Media, Information, and Politics: Insights on Latinos in the U.S.

Jueves 11/8, 17.30h | A102

El Departamento de Ciencia Política y Estudios Internacionales tiene el agrado de invitar al seminario de los jueves "Social Media, Information, and Politics: Insights on Latinos in the U.S.", a cargo de Marisa Abrajano.

Abstract del paper a presentar: Social media is used by millions of Americans to acquire political news and information. Most research on this has focused on understanding the way social media consumption affects the political behavior and preferences of  White  Americans.  Much  less  is  known  about  the way social media factors into the political information and decisions of Latinos, who are not only the largest racial/ethnic minority group, but who also continue to exhibit diverse political preferences. Moreover, about a third of Latinos can use either English or Spanish-language media sources and another third rely mostly or entirely on Spanish-language news sources. Given that Spanish-language social media is considerably less regulated than its English-language counterparts (Valencia, 2021; Paul,  2021),  understanding  what  social  platforms  Latinos  use for political information and what type of (mis)information they are exposed to remains an unanswered and important question. We address these questions by fielding an original study that sampled a large number of Latino and White respondents, including bilingual and Spanish- dominant Latinos. The survey data contains information on their social media usage, which we augment with actual measurements of their twitter activity. We then conduct a comparative analysis between Latinos and White respondents, along with an in-depth analysis to explore heterogeneity within our Latino sample. Our findings offer a series of unique insights regarding the way Latinos use social media for political information.

  • Juan Negri, Departamento de Ciencia Política y Estudios Internacionales (UTDT)

El evento será en inglés sin traducción. Se desarrollará de forma presencial en el Campus Di Tella y de forma virtual a través de la plataforma Zoom. 

Lugar: Campus Di Tella: Av. Figueroa Alcorta 7350, Ciudad de Buenos Aires.
Contacto: Departamento de Ciencia Política y Estudios Internacionales