not_news: Classify News and Non-News Based on keywords in the URL

Description Usage Arguments Details Value References Examples

View source: R/not_news.R

Description

Based on a slightly amended version of the regular expression used to classify news, and non-news in: “Exposure to ideologically diverse news and opinion on Facebook” by Bakshy, Messing, and Adamic. Science. 2015.

Usage

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not_news(url_list = NULL)

Arguments

url_list

vector of URLs

Details

Amendment: sport rather than sports

URL containing any of the following words is classified as soft news: "sport|entertainment|arts|fashion|style|lifestyle|leisure|celeb|movie|music|gossip|food|travel|horoscope|weather|gadget"

URL containing any of following words is classified as hard news: "politi|usnews|world|national|state|elect|vote|govern|campaign|war|polic|econ|unemploy|racis|energy|abortion|educa|healthcare|immigration"

Note that it is based on patterns existing in a small set of domains. See paper for details.

Value

data.frame with 3 columns: url, not_news, news

References

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.aaa1160

Examples

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## Not run: 
not_news("http://www.bbc.com/sport")
not_news(c("http://www.bbc.com/sport", "http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/politics/"))

## End(Not run)

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