Facebook memes in 2016 US polls had no gender stereotypes

Hillary Clinton

New York: Facebook political memes of US President Donald Trump in the 2016 election focussed more on his hairstyle and facial expressions, while those of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton were more centered on the email scandal and her relationships — a contrast to historical gender stereotypes in politics, a study has found. Typically, the coverage of male political candidates focuses on their policy and history in office, while coverage of females focuses more on their personality and appearance as a frame for their ability to hold political office in terms of their roles of mothers and wives. (IANS)

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