Anatomy of news consumption on Facebook.

@article{Schmidt2017AnatomyON,
  title={Anatomy of news consumption on Facebook.},
  author={Ana Luc{\'i}a Schmidt and Fabiana Zollo and Michela Del Vicario and Alessandro Bessi and Antonio Scala and Guido Caldarelli and H. Eugene Stanley and Walter Quattrociocchi},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2017},
  volume={114 12},
  pages={3035-3039}
}
The advent of social media and microblogging platforms has radically changed the way we consume information and form opinions. In this paper, we explore the anatomy of the information space on Facebook by characterizing on a global scale the news consumption patterns of 376 million users over a time span of 6 y (January 2010 to December 2015). We find that users tend to focus on a limited set of pages, producing a sharp community structure among news outlets. We also find that the preferences… CONTINUE READING

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