This project examines the temporal dynamics of emotional appeals in Russian campaign messages used in the 2016 election on Facebook and Twitter. 

The rise of social media and the growing scale of online information has led to a surge of intentional disinformation and incidental misinformation. It is increasingly difficult to tell fact from fiction, and the challenge is more complex than simply differentiating fake news from simple facts.

Older adults are especially vulnerable to believing and circulating disinformation online, and we want to enable this population to use social media more responsibly.

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