Arseniy Samsonov

Arseniy is a postdoctoral researcher at the Quantitative Social and Management Science Research Group at the Budapest University of Technology. He received his PhD in political science at UCLA in 2021 and his BA in economics from the New Economic School and Higher School of Economics in 2015. His research analyzes the strategic use of information in politics.

Political Misinformation Thrives on Media Competition

In new research, Arseniy Samsonov builds a model showing how having available to the public a multitude of media outlets and social media platforms would not help reduce misinformation from politicians. Rather, monopolistic power could enable these outlets to retain control over the narratives around the information that these politicians provide to journalists and platforms in exchange for publicity and coverage, thus reducing misinformation.

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