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Ann Owen and Andrew Wei
''Tweets, sexism, and the 2016 presidential election''
( 2022, Vol. 42 No.1 )
Tweets by Donald Trump insulting women are associated with an increase in sexist Google searches. Variation across media markets in the sensitivity of sexist searches to these Tweets is negatively associated with Clinton's relative vote share. These results suggest a channel through which sexism was activated in a politically consequential way.
Keywords: sexism, Twitter, elections, Google Trends
JEL: D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General
Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology: General
Manuscript Received : Dec 30 2021 Manuscript Accepted : Jul 11 2022

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