THE FIELDREPORTS FROM THE FIELD



Sharing the News in a Polarized Congress

by Adam Hughes; Patrick Van Kessel; Solomon Messing

Dec 18, 2017

This report describes findings from an analysis of all Facebook posts issued by members of the 114th and 115th Congresses between Jan. 2, 2015, and July 20, 2017. Researchers collected Facebook posts from members' officialFacebookaccounts using the social media platform's application programming interface (API) for public pages.