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Endogenetic structure of filter bubble in social networks

Yong Min, Tingjun Jiang, Cheng Jin, Qu Li, Xiaogang Jin
2019 Royal Society Open Science  
The filter bubble is an intermediate structure to provoke polarization and echo chambers in social networks, and it has become one of today's most urgent issues for social media.  ...  By analysing the text received by the bots and motifs in their social networks, we found that a filter bubble is not only a dense community of users with the same preferences but also presents an endogenetic  ...  Therefore, quantifying and measuring filter bubbles has become a central issue in studying polarization [11, 12] .  ... 
doi:10.1098/rsos.190868 pmid:31827834 pmcid:PMC6894573 fatcat:org6k3lm4ragjgoggigzvu4xwi

The complex link between filter bubbles and opinion polarization

Marijn A. Keijzer, Michael Mäs, Victor de Boer
2022 Data Science  
There is public and scholarly debate about the effects of personalized recommender systems implemented in online social networks, online markets, and search engines.  ...  This, in turn, fosters the emergence opinion polarization.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the members of the Norms and Network Cluster at the department of sociology at the University of Groningen for their helpful feedback on earlier versions of the  ... 
doi:10.3233/ds-220054 fatcat:udu7bhyl5zbk7mnxd34mjkndji

Understanding Conspiracy Online: Social Media and the Spread of Suspicious Thinking

Kim Mortimer
2017 Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management  
The growth of user-specific filters and social exclusion are likely factors in the spread of these theories.  ...  In this paper I explore how conspiracy theories form, and how the internet has changed -or more frequently, not changed -the spread of conspiracy theories, in particular through social media networks such  ...  This should assist citizens in understanding the effects of filter bubbles online.  ... 
doi:10.5931/djim.v13i1.6928 fatcat:4hfu2im4kvhfdmb3tyoe7obo3q

POLITICAL FANDOMS AND SUPERPARTICIPANTS IN POLITICAL CONVERSATIONS ON TWITTERTwitter, social network analysis, political polarization, fandoms

Gabriela Zago, Raquel Recuero, Felipe Soares
2020 Selected Papers of Internet Research, SPIR  
In terms of methods, we use social network analysis metrics to identify the modularity of the network and users that receive more attention than others (higher indegree) or mention more other users (higher  ...  Our main finding is that the superparticipants with higher outdegree helped to shape the polarized networks by retweeting like-minded accounts, and thus are important and influence the study of polarized  ...  This combination might isolate users inside the filter bubbles, where they only receive like-minded information. The echo chambers and filter bubbles may cause fragmentation in political discussion.  ... 
doi:10.5210/spir.v2018i0.10514 fatcat:lpwjd3ptbndxfduypv3rt2qo2a

The triple-filter bubble: Using agent-based modelling to test a meta-theoretical framework for the emergence of filter bubbles and echo chambers

Daniel Geschke, Jan Lorenz, Peter Holtz
2018 British Journal of Social Psychology  
Filter bubbles and echo chambers have both been linked recently by commentators to rapid societal changes such as Brexit and the polarization of the US American society in the course of Donald Trump's  ...  We hypothesize that information filtering processes take place on the individual, the social, and the technological levels (triple-filter-bubble framework).  ...  Hence, in particular in certain milieus social homophily can be a strong contributing factor to the emergence of filter bubbles and echo chambers and consequently group polarization effects (Sunstein,  ... 
doi:10.1111/bjso.12286 pmid:30311947 fatcat:ici53sbgsjgqzmjujnaqhn4iy4

When the Filter Bubble Bursts: Collective Evaluation Dynamics in Online Communities [article]

Adiya Abisheva, David Garcia, Frank Schweitzer
2016 arXiv   pre-print
We analyze how collectively evaluated content can reach large social contexts and create polarization, showing that emotions expressed through text play a key role in collective evaluation processes.  ...  We analyze online collective evaluation processes through positive and negative votes in various social media.  ...  Adiya Abisheva, David Garcia, Frank Schweitzer: When the Filter Bubble Bursts: Collective Evaluation Dynamics in Online Communities Submitted to the 8th International ACM Web Science Conference 2016 7  ... 
arXiv:1602.05642v1 fatcat:hjzfkk3jqjbahd5qm7sbjjorty

Analysis of The Filter Bubble Phenomenon in The Use of Online Media for Millennial Generation (An Ethnography Virtual Study about The Filter Bubble Phenomenon)

Sri Seti Indriani, Ditha Prasanti, RANGGA SAPTYA MOHAMAD PERMANA
2020 Nyimak (Journal of Communication)  
How they search information nowadays, how bubble filters add their self-value on things and how they prevent themselves from being in a bubble.  ...  This article describes about phenomenon of Filter Bubble for Millennial Generation in online media.  ...  After reading more information about the 'filter bubble', he assumed that individuals in social environments, especially when communicating with social media, will not be separated from the filter bubble  ... 
doi:10.31000/nyimak.v4i2.2538 fatcat:gqiuuctnqjbuhlaomcqhtx2xri

The Spatial Dimension of Online Echo Chambers [article]

Marco T. Bastos, Dan Mercea, Andrea Baronchelli
2017 arXiv   pre-print
We review the literature on filter bubbles, echo chambers, and polarization to test five hypotheses positing that echo-chamber communication is associated with homophily in the physical world, chiefly  ...  The article concludes with a discussion of these findings and the contribution to research on filter bubbles and echo chambers.  ...  Even with scanty evidence linking filter bubbles and echo chambers to general social media communication, researchers have found evidence of echo-chamber communication in polarized contexts and balkanized  ... 
arXiv:1709.05233v1 fatcat:m6zgw2e3rva3vmv4hx5oatmpoi

Popping the bubble may not be enough: news media role in online political polarization [article]

Jordan K Kobellarz, Milos Brocic, Alexandre R Graeml, Daniel Silver, Thiago H Silva
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Politics in different countries show diverse degrees of polarization, which tends to be stronger on social media, given how easy it became to connect and engage with like-minded individuals on the web.  ...  This study investigates whether this holds in the context of nationwide elections in Brazil and Canada.  ...  Funding All stages of this study was financed in part by CAPES -Finance Code 001, project GoodWeb (Grant 2018/23011-1 from São Paulo Research Foundation -FAPESP), CNPq (grant 310998/2020-4), and by a Connaught  ... 
arXiv:2109.08906v1 fatcat:rinx2xxum5gmhcls4v4435mbwa

Digital Clusters: How the Net is Marking Us

Luciano Giustini
2017 DigitCult@Scientific Journal on Digital Cultures  
In this context, even due to the algorithms' filtering action, the user, being protagonist of the network and its contents, risks to be confined in large online structures, closed in echo chambers and  ...  finding only converging and polarized ideas.  ...  These perceptions, transferring to social networks, are welded to the algorithms filtering, feeding their respective digital bubbles.  ... 
doi:10.4399/97888255099086 doaj:d8f31a1f503148de86b975a9dc0e873f fatcat:xdcxap45f5cd5hbfohiwqmzoeu

VisualBubble: Exploring How Reflection-Oriented User Experiences Affect Users' Awareness of Their Exposure to Misinformation on Social Media

Guangyu Chen, Paolo Ciuccarelli, Sara Colombo
2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts  
In this study, we analyze social media users' behaviors by means of a user journey.  ...  The initial findings show that VisualBubble can contribute to more critical attitudes towards the news that users are exposed to and, therefore, has the potential to mitigate social media misinformation  ...  and Design and Provost's Office at Northeastern University.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3491101.3519615 fatcat:ob3nvbtpjbdzdlljwczt3r6tsm

Facebook's ethical failures are not accidental; they are part of the business model

David Lauer
2021 AI and Ethics  
Facebook does not cause polarization or so-called "filter bubbles" and that "most serious studies do not show this." 2.  ...  Engagement, filter bubbles, and executive compensation The term "filter bubble" was coined by Eli Pariser who wrote a book with that title, exploring how social media algorithms are designed to increase  ... 
doi:10.1007/s43681-021-00068-x pmid:34790950 pmcid:PMC8179701 fatcat:4ch6rxtnazauxatnmfz4g3xgpu

A Survey on Echo Chambers on Social Media: Description, Detection and Mitigation [article]

Faisal Alatawi, Lu Cheng, Anique Tahir, Mansooreh Karami, Bohan Jiang, Tyler Black, Huan Liu
2021 arXiv   pre-print
An echo chamber is defined as a network of users in which users only interact with opinions that support their pre-existing beliefs and opinions, and they exclude and discredit other viewpoints.  ...  These mechanisms could be manifested in two forms: (1) the bias of social media's recommender systems and (2) internal biases such as confirmation bias and homophily.  ...  Chitra, U.; and Musco, C. 2020. Analyzing the Impact of Filter Bubbles on Social Network Polarization.  ... 
arXiv:2112.05084v1 fatcat:hr5l4tnsyjeuvnzlexfb67m4xu

Measuring Online Political Dialogue: Does Polarization Trigger More Deliberation?

Ignacio-Jesús Serrano-Contreras, Javier García-Marín, Óscar G. Luengo
2020 Media and Communication  
The goal of this article is the analysis of political dialogue from the perspective of the polarization in the increasingly popular network YouTube, which is presenting very particular characteristics.  ...  We propose an index to (1) measure the polarization of each comment and use it to show how this value has behaved over time; and (2) verify the hypothesis using the average polarization of comments for  ...  Acknowledgments The authors wish to thank the Editors for their excellent work and the anonymous reviewers for their valuable feedback and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.17645/mac.v8i4.3149 fatcat:v3twsk36yvcqlmduqk3kb6ngcq

Measuring Online Social Bubbles [article]

Dimitar Nikolov, Diego F. M. Oliveira, Alessandro Flammini, Filippo Menczer
2015 arXiv   pre-print
However, it has been suggested that social and algorithmic filtering may cause exposure to less diverse points of view, and even foster polarization and misinformation.  ...  There is a strong correlation between collective and individual diversity, supporting the notion that when we use social media we find ourselves inside "social bubbles".  ...  Data and materials availability: The web traffic dataset used in this paper is available to researchers. For more details, visit click-dataset/.  ... 
arXiv:1502.07162v3 fatcat:7egj3sdnp5dbrfb6ilyem72z4y
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