Post election news has been dominated by President Trump’s claim that he lost due to significant “voter fraud”. In this analysis we share preliminary results from our attempt to measure how this narrative is being discussed on political and cultural YouTube. Specifically, we’ve developed a method to identify videos discussing “election fraud” and label whether the discussions are Supporting or Disputing the president’s claim. These experiments use videos uploaded between the 3rd and 10th November 2020, but on this page we make it possible to view “election fraud” discussions in 7,896 videos uploaded by 1,458 channels between 27th October and 15th November 2020. As of 16th November these videos have generated 680M views combined. Data and more detailed documentation can be found here.
Identifying Election Fraud Discussion in Videos
Manual and Heuristic Labeling of Videos