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While Dems Talk Policy, Republicans Attack Their Characters Online

An analysis of 200,000 tweets revealed significant online attacks on the character, but not the policies, of the Democratic front-runners after the last debate

A photo of Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren during Oct 15’s presidential debate.
Former Vice President Joe Biden challenges Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University on October 15, 2019 in Westerville, Ohio. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

AsAs soon as former vice president Joe Biden finished defending his son Hunter during the…

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Aleszu Bajak

Aleszu Bajak

Science + data journalist teaching at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism. Editor, Storybench.org. Knight Science Journalism Fellow @MIT ’14.