The impact of corporate sociopolitical activism on a company's bottom line depends on how the activism aligns with key groups, research finds.
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TikTok teens and the Trump campaign: How social media amplifies political activism and threatens election integrity
If teenagers organizing on social media can hamper a presidential campaign rally, how challenging is it to manipulate elections?
June 30, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: social-media politics donald-trump activism political-activism black-lives-matter campaigning k-pop filter-bubble tiktok political-campaigns
An expert panel digs into undercurrents of the widespread anti-racism protests. Here's why the renewed activism makes them hopeful.
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The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.
June 18, 2020 • ~6 min
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Political polarization is starting to work like an oil spill, according to a new study. Otherwise neutral things, like football or lattes, take on a political valence.
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Historian and civil rights scholar Clayborn Carson breaks down why leaderless protest can be a strength and a weakness in the context of our current moment.
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Environmental non-governmental organizations are moving beyond conservation and getting into politics to advocate for climate action, a study shows.
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Coronavirus deaths in San Francisco vs. New York: What causes such big differences in cities' tolls?
Why one city suffers significantly more deaths than another isn't always obvious. A simple experiment shows how failing to consider certain factors can point policy makers in the wrong direction.
June 2, 2020 • ~7 min
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Political donors like candidates who stick with their party's positions, researchers find. Voters also tend to steer clear of candidates with extreme views.
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