Opinion polarization in social networks

  title={Opinion polarization in social networks},
  author={Nadia Loy and Matteo Raviola and Andrea Tosin},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A},
In this paper, we propose a Boltzmann-type kinetic description of opinion formation on social networks, which takes into account a general connectivity distribution of the individuals. We consider opinion exchange processes inspired by the Sznajd model and related simplifications but we do not assume that individuals interact on a regular lattice. Instead, we describe the structure of the social network statistically, assuming that the number of contacts of a given individual determines the… 

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