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Media Election 2020 – AREA 17 – Awwwards

Polls for the 2016 US presidential election indicated Hillary Clinton as the leader, yet the media focused overwhelmingly on Donald Trump.

According to the New York Times, Trump earned close to $2 billion worth of free media attention, more than twice the amount Clinton received.

 

Were the polls wrong? Or has our vote become a reflection of the volume of information we consume, rather than its meaning? Using artificial intelligence to ingest and analyze thousands of published articles in real-time, we can see the magnitude of a candidates’ media attention as an indication of voting behavior.

TODAY, OCT. 1ST, DONALD TRUMP LEADS IN MEDIA ATTENTION BY 39 POINTS.

To win the 2020 election, Trump may be purposefully inciting the media to react, even if false. This strategy sets the frame of discussion and dominates the news cycle.

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