Consensus time in a voter model with concealed and publicly expressed opinions

  title={Consensus time in a voter model with concealed and publicly expressed opinions},
  author={Michael T. Gastner and Be{\'a}ta Oborny and M{\'a}t{\'e} Guly{\'a}s},
  journal={Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment},
The voter model is a simple agent-based model to mimic opinion dynamics in social networks: a randomly chosen agent adopts the opinion of a randomly chosen neighbour. This process is repeated until a consensus emerges. Although the basic voter model is theoretically intriguing, it misses an important feature of real opinion dynamics: it does not distinguish between an agent’s publicly expressed opinion and her inner conviction. A person may not feel comfortable declaring her conviction if her… 

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