Radio New Zealand: “Political hashtags make people less likely to believe the news” (Ph.D. student Eugenia Ha Rim Rho interviewed)

December 20, 2019

A new study out of the University of California set out to find whether people responded differently to the presence or absence of political hashtags in news stories in major publications.

Study co-author Eugenia Ha Rim Rho explained to Jim Mora that hashtags were first popularised by Twitter in 2009 and have become widespread ever since.

Read the story and listen to the interview at Radio New Zealand.