Can media prominence predict an election? Trump vs. Le Pen

By on May 6, 2017 in 2016 Election, Politics U.S.

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In the final month of the US Election, Donald Trump held a 3x media value lead over Hillary Clinton, enough in our opinion to secure republican candidate’s victory in the media battle for the White House. Every poll had Clinton sitting in the Oval Office, but our media numbers told a difference story, a story that might be unfolding this weekend in the France between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron.

A Factual Blog Post About Fake News

By on February 7, 2017 in 2016 Election, Politics U.S.

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The topic of fake news, not the actual fake news stories themselves, are gaining traction in mainstream media sources. In some ways false or fake news presents and existential threat to legitimate news reporting. Our numbers illustrate just how popular the topic has become across mainstream media channels.