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We study the electoral implications of motivated media choice by Bayesian citizens aiming to preserve their political identity. In addition to their chosen media, citizens are somewhat exposed to outside information, which they try to counteract.
When the outside information is unbiased, substantial political advantage may accrue to the side whose base is less exposed to it, or if that base incorrectly believes that it is impre- cise or biased. Biased outside information works against the side that propagandizes.
Finally, propaganda is beneficial only if citizens are unaware of its bias or in the case of a regime with censorship.
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Helios Herrera (Warwick)
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