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Uncovering Like-minded Political Communities on Twitter

Ophélie Fraisier, Guillaume Cabanac, Yoann Pitarch, Romaric Besançon, Mohand Boughanem
2017 Proceedings of the ACM SIGIR International Conference on Theory of Information Retrieval - ICTIR '17  
While the in uence of social groups on stance is known, there is no evaluation of how well state-of-the-art community detection algorithms perform in terms of detecting like-minded communities, i.e. communities  ...  We used Twitter's social interactions to compare the results of community detection algorithms on datasets on the Scottish Independence Referendum and US Midterm Elections.  ...  like-minded communities.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3121050.3121091 dblp:conf/ictir/FraisierCPBB17 fatcat:67xlhu3rsvdj5brdigjckfdqxe

The Interactivity of Twitwar among Social Media Influencer and Followers on Twitter

Rismi Juliadi, Edvi Gracia Ardani
2019 International Journal of Multicultural and Multireligious Understanding  
The results revealed that informants had various responses on how to manage the twitwar on Twitter.  ...  SMI as an actor in social media plays a role in influencing follower through his/her social relations and tweets on Twitter.  ...  Although, I really don't like twitwar, hate speech, debating on Twitter."  ... 
doaj:b55db2006f974be190cc5bc465deab74 fatcat:m36tdiwslrcsvjvkylskughq6y

Don?t Trust #CDNMedia: Twitter Posts From Eight Canadian Communities During #elxn42

Jaigris Hodson
2019 IEEE technology & society magazine  
That is, even within locally based Twitter communities, political hashtags function to aggregate information about events and channel users into discursive communities of like mind, rather than providing  ...  on Twitter is complex.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mts.2019.2894473 fatcat:avqame6rsfc7hkoievvtygrc2y

Crawling political communities in Twitter and extracting political affiliations [article]

Muhammad Umer Gurchani
2021 arXiv   pre-print
As a case, I used the proposed method for separating French political communities on Twitter from the global Twitter community and knowing the political affiliations of users on a continuous scale.  ...  Once the communities are crawled, and the network graph is clean and complete; it is then possible to train Machine Learning classifiers using communities as features to predict political affiliations  ...  Since questions about homophily are usually focused towards a political context (like French Politics or American Politics) and size of community that Is part of that context is unknown in Twitter, it  ... 
arXiv:2102.00849v1 fatcat:v2ufdnanmbdfzecofdvjvhtmvq

Issues of Privacy in Social Networking Sites

Shamim A
2018 International Journal of Scientific Research in Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology  
In this paper a review is done on the privacy concerns and how privacy protection plays an important role on interpersonal organization destinations, examine how data is being impacted by web and informal  ...  community, and furthermore we will talk about how the protection turn into a hazard and how to utilize security attention to avoid threats.  ...  At long last, we have expressed a few security and protection mindfulness that can be polished with the end goal to be more mindful of informal community dangers.  ... 
doi:10.32628/cseit1838101 fatcat:pbq5yfh4z5hq7awaxer23n76gu

Right and left, partisanship predicts (asymmetric) vulnerability to misinformation [article]

Dimitar Nikolov, Alessandro Flammini, Filippo Menczer
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We analyze the relationship between partisanship, echo chambers, and vulnerability to online misinformation by studying news sharing behavior on Twitter.  ...  While our results confirm prior findings that online misinformation sharing is strongly correlated with right-leaning partisanship, we also uncover a similar, though weaker trend among left-leaning users  ...  In comparing these findings, one must keep in mind that the populations are different ---voters in the study by Grinberg et al. versus Twitter users in the present analysis.  ... 
arXiv:2010.01462v2 fatcat:gwa3qryrm5exlijr2hrbfzq7ie

Political Leaders' Communication: A Twitter Sentiment Analysis during Covid-19 Pandemic

Manpreet Kaur, Rajesh Verma, Sandeep Ranjan
2021 Jurnal the Messenger  
This paper, using qualitative research design, analyses Indian political leaders' communication on Twitter.  ...  <p class="Default"><span>The pandemic made it critical for political leaders to intensify measures in fight against Covid-19 and one such measure was building trust among public through communication.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank Twitter for making this study a successful one by ensuring all the needed data are readily available.  ... 
doi:10.26623/themessenger.v13i1.2585 fatcat:3t4rzr72sjhxpdtnytrmqizpne

Homophily and Polarization in Twitter Political Networks: A Cross-Country Analysis

Marc Esteve-Del-Valle
2022 Media and Communication  
This research compares the degree of homophily and political polarization in Catalan MPs' Twitter mentions network to Dutch MPs' Twitter mentions network.  ...  Indeed, there is a positive relationship between the degree of MPs' homophilous communication ties and the degree of political polarization observed in each network.  ...  Lastly, the study shows the relevance the political context has in affecting communications on Twitter.  ... 
doi:10.17645/mac.v10i2.4948 fatcat:jqmbqjtmlza4hnaswc4574y4ui

Political Expression on Social Media: The Role of Communication Competence and Expected Outcomes

Alcides Velasquez, Hernando Rojas
2017 Social Media + Society  
, and social outcomes influence political expression on social media.  ...  Furthermore, users' social media political expression expected outcomes through Facebook and Twitter differ.  ...  The concept of communication competence has been uncovered as a key factor for individuals' interpersonal interactions.  ... 
doi:10.1177/2056305117696521 fatcat:fntqcuhldngvbk7xyliih6a6ra

Everyday elites, citizens, or extremists? Assessing the use and users of non-election political hashtags

Anders Olof Larsson
2014 MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research  
While empirical studies on these matters have at best provided mixed results, social media services, like Twitter, have yet again fanned the flames of the most enthusiastic debaters.  ...  This paper moves beyond the often-studied context of parliamentary elections and instead offers a structural study of everyday political discussions on Twitter.  ...  exclusively on high-end users can be helpful in identifying political communities of like-minded Twitter users (Stieglitz & Dang-Xuan, 2012) .  ... 
doi:10.7146/mediekultur.v30i56.8951 fatcat:2j2gvxvxzrfpxltk4qni53yori

Identifying and Characterizing Behavioral Classes of Radicalization within the QAnon Conspiracy on Twitter [article]

Emily L. Wang, Luca Luceri, Francesco Pierri, Emilio Ferrara
2022 arXiv   pre-print
But we also uncover where moderation fails, showing how QAnon content amplifiers are not deterred or affected by Twitter intervention.  ...  QAnon represents a notable example of a political conspiracy that started out on social media but turned mainstream, in part due to public endorsement by influential political figures.  ...  Measuring Community-Based Signals The "connection" or "network" phase of radicalization theories describes how individuals' worldview changes as they interact with and are influenced by a like-minded community  ... 
arXiv:2209.09339v1 fatcat:z4ryjfbwvfevnj5yv5swpcicky

Political Popularity Analysis in Social Media [article]

Amir Karami, Aida Elkouri
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Finding the reasons behind the popularity can provide a stable political movement. This research attempts to measure popularity in Twitter using a mixed method.  ...  In recent years, Twitter data has provided an excellent opportunity for exploring public opinions by analyzing a large number of tweets.  ...  This communication technology has been bringing more citizens into the political process and has provided a personal accessible level through the posted political information [33] .  ... 
arXiv:1812.03258v1 fatcat:vhiznxf375hmtc3aih2x3eueju

Joining the Conversation: Twitter as a Tool for Student Political Engagement

Wayne Journell, Cheryl A. Ayers, Melissa Walker Beeson
2013 The Educational Forum  
This article describes possibilities afforded by using social media, specifically Twitter, as a way to encourage students to join political conversations across the United States and around the world.  ...  In this study, we describe a project in which students used Twitter to share commentary about the state of the 2012 presidential election.  ...  Twitter, like any other form of blogging, represents a new wave of communication in which people display their thoughts through posting for others to see but not necessarily expecting responses.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00131725.2013.822039 fatcat:vi2h3my4p5gpxdo6g5gic64aly

Real Talk About Fake News: Identity Language and Disconnected Networks of the US Public's "Fake News" Discourse on Twitter

Jianing Li, Min-Hsin Su
2020 Social Media + Society  
We uncover how the term "fake news" serves as a discursive device for ordinary citizens to consolidate group identity in everyday political utterances on Twitter.  ...  Like-minded individuals selectively amplify ingroup messages to claim the power to define falsehood and make group-serving blame attributions.  ...  Xenos, Swee Kiat Tay, Lucas Graves, and two anonymous reviewers for their valuable insights and helpful comments on this project. Notes 1.  ... 
doi:10.1177/2056305120916841 fatcat:36ktjvxkm5cczncksl53sacnou

High-level Approaches to Detect Malicious Political Activity on Twitter [article]

Miguel Sozinho Ramalho
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We designed and implemented a framework -- Twitter Watch -- that performs structured Twitter data collection, applying it to the Portuguese Twittersphere.  ...  Our work represents another step into the detection and prevention of these ever-more present political manipulation efforts.  ...  High-level approaches (to uncover political manipulation on Twitter) are less prone to irrelevant patterns and conclusions than fine-grain ones.  ... 
arXiv:2102.04293v1 fatcat:35qft6sxtneovpdz6iw6o7roy4
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