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List of moral and moral-emotional words included in Donald Trump's and Hillary Clinton's most viral tweets leading up to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, in order of mean retweet count. Words that were not used at least 10 times by the candidate are omitted.

List of moral and moral-emotional words included in Donald Trump's and Hillary Clinton's most viral tweets leading up to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, in order of mean retweet count. Words that were not used at least 10 times by the candidate are omitted.

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Online social networks constitute a major platform for the exchange of moral and political ideas, and political elites increasingly rely on social media platforms to communicate directly with the public. However, little is known about the processes that render some political elites more influential than others when it comes to online communication....

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... (for instance, the minimum retweet count in President Trump's sample was 370, and Clinton's was 42), and model testing revealed that log-transformed OLS regression achieved better model fit than negative binomial regression models. The 10 moral and moral-emotional words that were associated with the two candidates' most viral tweets are shown in Fig. ...
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... rescaled extremity score for conservatives was then .74. See Figure S1 for a comparison of frequency distributions for extremity vs. rescaled extremity variables. Figure S1. ...
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... Figure S1 for a comparison of frequency distributions for extremity vs. rescaled extremity variables. Figure S1. Frequency distributions for extremity of ideology and rescaled extremity of ideology variables. ...

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