538: Dissecting Trump’s Most Rabid Online Following


Have you ever visited /r/The_Donald/? If not, you should take just a minute to do so before reading this. Try not to fall down the black hole.

In this post, 538 analyzed the comments on thousands of subreddits and then used an algorithm to "add" and "subtract" the various communities from one another. The results are compelling.

I'm really genuinely impressed with the work that 538 put into this article: the analysis is sophisticated, the visualizations are high quality, and the storytelling is compelling. They're setting a very high bar for what good data journalism looks like.


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