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UNLV professor discusses how social media impacts the election

Posted at 2:21 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 18:18:25-05

Social media had a huge influence in the 2016 election and experts believe the same will happen today.

UNLV professor Natalie Pennington is here to discuss how politicians are using it to sway voters and what the pros and cons are of using social media.

Some of the questions asked are:

  • How effective have efforts been to filter out misinformation?
  • How important has social media become to candidates laying out a campaign strategy? Has it worked?
  • President Trump uses social media often - what are the pros and cons of leaders using social media in that way?
  • What has the research shown for when your friends or family disagree with you on social media?