Examining Untempered Social Media: Analyzing Cascades of Polarized Conversations

10 Jun 2019Arunkumar BagavathiPedram BashiriShannon ReidMatthew PhillipsSiddharth Krishnan

Online social media, periodically serves as a platform for cascading polarizing topics of conversation. The inherent community structure present in online social networks (homophily) and the advent of fringe outlets like Gab have created online "echo chambers" that amplify the effects of polarization, which fuels detrimental behavior... (read more)

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