NiemanLab: Political hashtags like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter make some people doubt the stories they’re attached to

NiemanLab: Political hashtags like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter make some people doubt the stories they’re attached to. “People who identified as politically moderate perceived news posts to be significantly more partisan when the posts included hashtags. In fact, in their comments, politically moderate respondents who saw news posts with hashtags were more suspicious of the story’s credibility and focused more on the politics of the hashtag.”

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