In our eleventh AOPSSS session, Jay Kao (UT Austin) presented his paper on how slanted media associated with autocracies affects voters. [Paper, Slides] He showd that the pro-Beijing media significantly nudges people to support and vote for China’s preferred presidential candidate and adopt more favorable attitudes toward China-related issues. Noel Foster (Princeton), Ji Yeon Hong (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Daniel Mattingly (Yale), and Hans H. Tung (National Taiwan University) provided in-depth feedback on a range of theoretical and empirical issues. This paper will be of great interest to those who study China, disinformation campaigns, and foreign interference in other countries!
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