Partisanship, Propaganda and Post-Truth Politics: Supplementary Materials

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This page contains the appendices/supplementary materials for the paper Partisanship, Propaganda and Post-Truth Politics: Quantifying Impact in Online Debate.

The full experimental materials for the Brexit work can be found here.

Twitter’s Elections Integrity datasets can be accessed here.

Table 1: PAS>3:1 Sites and Sites with Neutral Appeal

Remain PAS>3:1 Total Neutral Total Leave PAS>3:1 Total
gov.uk 63119 twitter.com 4018371 Youtube 226382
theconversation.com 8495 The Guardian 253474 The Telegraph 148565
internacional.elpais.com 6915 BBC 242131 Daily Mail 86888
blogs.lse.ac.uk 6532 Facebook 109552 Bloomberg 53071
jkrowling.com 5975 The Independent 104572 news.sky.com 32016
economist.com 5220 amp.twimg.com 80727 The Sun 30255
eureferendum.gov.uk 4095 Reuters 71776 snpy.tv 28281
timeshighereducation.com 3738 wp.me 58287 Russia Today 23064
politics.co.uk 3344 Financial Times 44497 cnn.it 22617
politicalscrapbook.net 3266 mirror.co.uk 43467 on.wsj.com 20332
secure.avaaz.org 3159 buff.ly 40646 itv.com 17200
leftfootforward.org 3014 paper.li 39458 on.mktw.net 16838
touchstoneblog.org.uk 2655 New York Times 38441 blogs.spectator.co.uk 13298
zeit.de 2476 Huffington Post 33697 cnb.cx 12946
snp.org 2455 econ.st 29956 forbes.com 11967
tagesschau.de 2396 The Times 25519 yhoo.it 7955
cer.org.uk 2216 cards.twitter.com 21589 Sputnik 7032
greenpeace.org.uk 2078 standard.co.uk 15335 reportuk.org 6712
lavanguardia.com 2049 instagram.com 14671 IBT 6577
birminghammail.co.uk 1856 El Economista 13665 marketwatch.com 6090




Table 2: PAS>30:1 Sites

Remain PAS>30:1 Total Leave PAS>30:1 Total
ukstronger.in 39221 express.co.uk 168846
prt.news 20452 breitbart.com 55493
virg.in 11708 zerohedge.com 20531
strongerin.co.uk 10672 Heat Street 14889
infacts.org 8165 voteleavetakecontrol.org 14235
ebx.sh 4670 order-order.com 12804
voteremain.win 2567 infowars.com 7306
unite4europe.org 1554 to-go.xyz 6107
owl.li 1462 dld.bz 5561
energydesk.greenpeace.org 1169 guyfawk.es 5072
scotlandineurope.eu 1166 specc.ie 4709
weareeurope.org.uk 1151 telegraaf.nl 4659
realnewsuk.com 1070 dailysquib.co.uk 4396
euromove.org.uk 968 davidicke.com 4184
bmj.com 900 twibble.io 4138
neweuropeans.net 788 brexitthemovie.com 3997
greens.scot 741 eureferendum.com 3673
richardcorbett.org.uk 712 au.news.yahoo.com 3447
uktostay.eu 696 indiegogo.com 3369
chokkablog.blogspot.co.uk 691 live.pollstation.com 3269




Table 3: IRA Political Troll Most Linked Sites

Left Trolls Total Right Trolls Total
twitter.com 11132 twitter.com 2042
blackmattersus.com 1788 facebook.com 593
blacktolive.org 1572 breitbart.com 473
goo.gl 844 youtube.com 419
instagram.com 614 washingtonpost.com 275
youtube.com 482 foxnews.com 165
tribpub.com 279 thegatewaypundit.com 155
bb4sp.com 261 jihadwatch.org 117
medium.com 243 dailymail.co.uk 114
independent.co.uk 237 cnn.com 112
huffingtonpost.co.uk 230 dailycaller.com 92
theroot.com 182 medium.com 91
vine.co 176 nytimes.com 88
facebook.com 143 jennabrams.com 63
rawstory.com 140 nypost.com 63
thefreethoughtproject.com 118 infowars.com 61
washingtonpost.com 115 vine.co 60
tumblr.com 98 express.co.uk 57
atlantablackstar.com 94 tribpub.com 54
nytimes.com 89 thehill.com 48




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