[ by Charles Cameron — mostly skeptical of quantification of human affects ]
TwShiloh retweeted these two NJ Homeland Security tweets (DoubleTweet in the Wild!) with a comment:
Two products released at the same time. Note the retweet/like rates. ?That’s what confirmation bias looks like on Twitter.
I’m just now sure what I should deduce from the fact that Anarchy gets so many more RTs than White Supremacy.
— NJ Homeland Security (@NJOHSP) June 12, 2017
— NJ Ho
Terror attacks receive five times more media coverage if perpetrator is Muslim, study finds! https://t.co/2Dm1DhHoZX
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 4, 2017
meland Security (@NJOHSP) June 12, 2017
Are we more inclined to favor attacks on the left (anarchists) than on the right (supremacists) — does left violence just seem more noteworthy — do more people from one side of the divide follow New Jersey Homeland Security, maybe — or is it all just a little to anecdotal and indeterminate to form any conclusions?
H/t JM Berger.