Cambridge study highlights how social media turns values into negative traits

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Cambridge Independent

By mike.scialom@iliffemedia.co.uk (Mike Scialom) Privileging hostile or negative content has been a short-term success but will damage social media platforms in the longer term, says David Stillwell, professor of computational social science at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) and the author of a new study on Twitter discourse. The study, ‘Two is Better than One: Using a Single Emotion Lexicon Can Lead to Unreliable Conclusions’, involved 5 million tweets and was co-authored by Prof Stillwell and Gabriela Czarnek, of the Centre for Social Cognitive Studies at Jagiellonian University in K…

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