Deb Roy, Russell Stevens, Soroush Vosoughi, William Powers, Sophie Chou, Perng-Hwa Kung, Neo (Mostafa) Mohsenvand, Raphael Schaad and Prashanth Vijayaraghavan
The Electome project is a comprehensive mapping of the content and network connections among the campaign's three core public sphere voices: candidates (and their advocates), media (journalists and other mainstream media sources), and the public. This mapping is used to trace the election's narratives as they form, spread, morph, and decline among these three groups–-identifying who and what influences these dynamics. We are also developing metrics that measure narrative alignment and misalignment among the groups, sub-groups (political party, media channel, advocacy group, etc.), and specific individuals/organizationss (officials, outlets, journalists, influencers, sources, etc.). The Electome can be used to promote more responsive elections by deploying analyses, metrics, and data samples that improve the exchange of ideas among candidates, the media, and/or the public in the public sphere of an election.