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Quantifying Controversy in Social Media
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We perform a systematic methodological study of controversy detection using social media network structure and content. Expand
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Quantifying Controversy on Social Media
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We perform a systematic methodological study of controversy detection by using the content and the network structure of social media. Expand
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Political Discourse on Social Media: Echo Chambers, Gatekeepers, and the Price of Bipartisanship
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We define a production and consumption measure for social-media users, which captures the political leaning of the content shared and received by them. Expand
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A Long-Term Analysis of Polarization on Twitter
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Social media has played an important role in shaping political discourse over the last decade. Expand
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Reducing Controversy by Connecting Opposing Views
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We propose a simple model based on a recently-developed controversy score, that is competitive with state-of-the-art link-prediction algorithms. Expand
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Secular vs. Islamist polarization in Egypt on Twitter
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We use public data from Twitter, both in English and Arabic, to study the phenomenon of secular vs. Islamist polarization in Twitter. Expand
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WhatsApp, Doc? A First Look at WhatsApp Public Group Data
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In this dataset paper we describe our work on the collection and analysis of public WhatsApp group data and a publicly available dataset for use by other researchers. Expand
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Inferring international and internal migration patterns from Twitter data
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In this paper, we use geolocated data from the social network website “Twitter” to evaluate recent trends in migrations in OECD countries. Expand
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Mining web query logs to analyze political issues
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We present a novel approach to using anonymized web search query logs to analyze and visualize political issues and discover connections between the different variables. Expand
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Political hashtag hijacking in the U.S.
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We study the change in polarization of hashtags on Twitter over time and show that certain jumps in polarity are caused by "hijackers" engaged in a particular type of hashtag war. Expand
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