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Title: Partisan and News Content on YouTube during 2019 Federal State Elections in Germany
Language: English (United States)
Authors: Keßling, Philipp  
Kießling, Bastian 
Burkhardt, Steffen 
Stöcker, Christian  
Keywords: Political Communication;YouTube;partisan;news content
Issue Date: 2020
Conference: Computation + Journalism Symposium 2020 : Exploring the interface between journalism and computing 
YouTube has emerged as one of the most commonly used plat-forms for entertainment, information and political communi-cation, for media consumers as well as professional commu-nicators. News organizations and political parties alike haveadopted strategies for publishing video content–rangingfrom already broadcasted news programs to political speechesof local party members. In this ongoing study we interrogateYouTube ranking algorithm on the occasions of three fed-eral state elections in Germany. We retrieved ranked searchresults for every parties leading candidate in the elections,as well as the comments and replies which YouTube deter-mines as relevant for each video occurring in the rankings.Preliminary results show that content dealing with and con-tent authored by far-right parties is most widely consumedand interacted with. The ranking of the content is relativelystable over time but partially interrupted by short phasesthat jumble the previous order.
Institute: Department Information 
Fakultät Design, Medien und Information 
Type: Chapter/Article (Proceedings)
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