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Social Media, Political Polarization, and Political Disinformation: A Review of the Scientific Literature

Joshua Tucker, Andrew Guess, Pablo Barbera, Cristian Vaccari, Alexandra Siegel, Sergey Sanovich, Denis Stukal, Brendan Nyhan
2018 Social Science Research Network  
on social media sites are frequently negative and uncivil, which contributes to the rise in affective polarization.  ...  Cited of the political information being consumed, which limits its potential to increase political knowledge. (2) The consumption of political information through social media increases cross-cutting  ...  Scholars have developed a number of bot-detection systems ).  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3144139 fatcat:yfs63h3lhnbl7cziilsvknqucy

Charting the Landscape of Online Cryptocurrency Manipulation [article]

Leonardo Nizzoli, Serena Tardelli, Marco Avvenuti, Stefano Cresci, Maurizio Tesconi, Emilio Ferrara
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Whereas on Discord we found a negligible level of deception, on Telegram we retrieved 296 channels involved in pump-and-dump and 432 involved in Ponzi schemes, accounting for a striking 20% of the total  ...  Moreover, we observed that 93% of the invite links shared by Twitter bots point to Telegram pump-and-dump channels, shedding light on a little-known social bot activity.  ...  As social bots evolve, online content manipulation goes undetected even by platform administrators (Cresci et al. 2017b) , with consequent profound impact on content popularity and activity in social  ... 
arXiv:2001.10289v1 fatcat:ii3zw7wpzfen3gmeuphle2ff3q

Discovering Spotify - A Thematic Introduction

Rasmus Fleicher, Pelle Snickars
2017 Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research  
The tech identity, however, was somewhat dubious even in 2012 and has become increasingly harder to sustain. Advertisement serves an illustrative case in point.  ...  One main problem is how to measure inflation: to establish a price index, it is necessary to quantify differences in quality between last year's products and this year's products.  ... 
doi:10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1792130 fatcat:codjsedzbrf73kduczkzgf5i3y

Post-Truth, Polarization and Other Emotional Threats to Democracy

Alberto Giordano
2020 Nordicum-Mediterraneum  
How can we bring back rationality in public deliberation and political discourse?  ...  In this short paper I will try to answer these questions focusing on the role of emotions in contemporary democracies and the connections between post-truth, polarization and populism, while assessing  ...  bots, inflated controversial viewpoints at the fringes of the political spectrum, and hacked political actors across the globe.  ... 
doi:10.33112/nm.15.2.2 fatcat:2tuobbxp75g47b3meyslm77gfm

Italian Twitter semantic network during the Covid-19 epidemic

Mattia Mattei, Guido Caldarelli, Tiziano Squartini, Fabio Saracco
2021 EPJ Data Science  
23rd of March 2020 and the 23rd of April 2020) and study the extent to which various discursive communities are exposed to d/misinformation arguments.  ...  In this sense, detecting the presence of malicious narratives and identifying the kinds of users that are more prone to spread them represent the first step to limit the persistence of the former ones.  ...  Social-bots Social bots, or simply bots, are social accounts governed-completely or partly-by pieces of software that automatically create, share and like contents on Twitter and other platforms.  ... 
doi:10.1140/epjds/s13688-021-00301-x pmid:34518792 pmcid:PMC8427161 fatcat:igqffrfidnewzewqrdc3se7dhm

Italian Twitter semantic network during the Covid-19 epidemic [article]

Mattia Mattei, Guido Caldarelli, Tiziano Squartini, Fabio Saracco
2021 arXiv   pre-print
23rd of March 2020 and the 23rd of April 2020) and study the extent to which various discursive communities are exposed to d/misinformation arguments.  ...  In this sense, detecting the presence of malicious narratives and identifying the kinds of users that are more prone to spread them represent the first step to limit the persistence of the former ones.  ...  Social-bots Social bots, or simply bots, are social accounts governed -completely or partly -by pieces of software that automatically create, share and like contents on Twitter and other platforms.  ... 
arXiv:2106.05815v1 fatcat:xv3hto2i6zd23i37nswpmhi26i

Egypt Digital Rights Landscape Report [chapter]

Mohamed Farahat
2021 Digital Rights in Closing Civic Space: Lessons from Ten African Countries  
) the resulting reduction in digital rights makes it impossible to achieve the kind of inclusive governance defined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  ...  They analyse how the openings and closings of online civic space affect citizens' digital rights.  ...  ids.ac.uk Digital Rights in Closing Civic Space: Lessons from Ten African Countries Zimbabwe Digital Rights Landscape Report  ... 
doi:10.19088/ids.2021.014 fatcat:xftn3v746rbavesdzpriudhiim

Comparing Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Financing Approach in a Developing and Developed Economy

Olanike Akinwunmi Adeoye, Sardar MN Islam
2019 Zenodo  
This study compares the strength of PPP financing approach in a developed country (United Kingdom) and the limitations in a developing country (Nigeria), the largest economy in Africa by GDP.  ...  It observes the missing gap between the practices and successes of both countries with the aim of fostering positive outcomes for PPP in Nigeria.  ...  , water supply, treatment and distribution systems, solid waste management, schools, urban transport systems, housing and healthcare.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2590681 fatcat:bgoluqacrjbyzmnndvugi54jja

Financial Inclusion, Financial Regulation, and Financial Education in Thailand

Kanittha Tambunlertchai
2015 Social Science Research Network  
Using survey information and other evidence, the paper identifies the gaps between desired and existing outcomes, the gap in unmet demand for financial products and services, the gap in financial education  ...  enabling agencies, and the regulatory context that shape the existing provision of financial inclusion in Thailand.  ...  From the 1960s until the early 1990s, the country experienced sustained and rapid growth, achieved at low and stable rates of inflation.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2650235 fatcat:ri5eblahxndlrnkf5ubsawauji

Comparing Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Financing Approach in a Developing and Developed Economy

Olanike Akinwunmi Adeoye, Sardar MN Islam
2019 Zenodo  
This study compares the strength of PPP financing approach in a developed country (United Kingdom) and the limitations in a developing country (Nigeria), the largest economy in Africa by GDP.  ...  It observes the missing gap between the practices and successes of both countries with the aim of fostering positive outcomes for PPP in Nigeria.  ...  Vol. 4, No. 1, 2019, pp. 33-62 http://ijbe.ielas.org/index.php/ijbe/index ISSN (online) 2545-4137  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2652711 fatcat:v2yzv7wt5vchhaijneusjrbooy

Covid-19, Fourth industrial revolution and the future of elections in Africa

Joseph Olusegun Adebayo, Blessing Makwambeni, Colin Thakur
2020 Journal of African Elections  
In its scale and complexity, 4IR could change humanity and human existence as we presently know it.  ...  The study thus includes ways in which 4IR and unforeseen global emergencies like pandemics can impact future elections, with specific reference to Africa.  ...  Moreira (2018) posits that social media ecosystems are already awash with bots that have the potential to threaten democracies worldwide.  ... 
doi:10.20940/jae/2020/v19i2a1 fatcat:vr63yo2rrrarlmlphcqdxgteiq

Economic Principles of PoPCoin, a Democratic Time-based Cryptocurrency [article]

Haoqian Zhang, Cristina Basescu, Bryan Ford
2020 arXiv   pre-print
PoPCoin proposes to leverage the unique historical opportunities that digital cryptocurrencies present for a "clean-slate" redesign of money, in particular around long-term equitability and sustainability  ...  incentives opposite those created by conventional basic incomes.  ...  This research was supported in part by U.S. Office of Naval Research grant N00014-19-1-2361 and by the AXA Research Fund.  ... 
arXiv:2011.01712v1 fatcat:aa33v65vojat3aedhoggei5nvy

Minds Online: The Interface between Web Science, Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Mind

Paul Smart, Robert Clowes, Richard Heersmink
2017 Foundations and Trends® in Web Science  
Acknowledgements All: The authors would like to thank two anonymous reviewers for their valuable insights and comments on an earlier version of the present review.  ...  [402] , social bots are a potential threat to democracy, in the sense that they may artificially inflate support for a political candidate and thus influence the outcome of political elections.  ...  Future social bots may thus be treated as kindred social cognizers of the online social realm.  ... 
doi:10.1561/1800000026 fatcat:jm4j623u5bhsdkqkerxc4tzite

Practicing Safe Computing: Message Framing, Self-View, and Home Computer User Security Behavior Intentions

Susan Harrington, Catherine L. Anderson, Ritu Agarwal
2006 International Conference on Information Systems  
We manipulated individuals' goal frames (promotion versus prevention goal frame) and self-views (independent versus. interdependent self-view) in an experimental setting with 101 subjects and examined  ...  In such a highly inter-dependent network, individual behaviors can have far-reaching consequences that transcend borders between people, organizations and nations.  ...  In conclusion, the Internet is a critical component of infrastructure that sustains individuals, companies and nations and must be protected by the combined efforts of all Internet users.  ... 
dblp:conf/icis/HarringtonAA06 fatcat:tue7tpmnnff3fjguv7gpec7ar4

Citizens Versus the Internet: Confronting Digital Challenges With Cognitive Tools

Anastasia Kozyreva, Stephan Lewandowsky, Ralph Hertwig
2020 Psychological Science in the Public Interest  
This online landscape holds multiple negative consequences for society, such as a decline in human autonomy, rising incivility in online conversation, the facilitation of political extremism, and the spread  ...  Despite offering various benefits, online environments are also replete with smart, highly adaptive choice architectures designed primarily to maximize commercial interests, capture and sustain users'  ...  We also thank Deb Ain and Rodney Atkins for editing the manuscript. Notes  ... 
doi:10.1177/1529100620946707 pmid:33325331 pmcid:PMC7745618 fatcat:ur4yjvucgvc7be2yy4h3idxusq
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