Corpus ID: 52253134

Population polarization dynamics and next-generation social media algorithms

  title={Population polarization dynamics and next-generation social media algorithms},
  author={N. F. Johnson and P. Manrique and M. Zheng and Z. Cao and J. Botero and Shouting Huang and N. Aden and C. Song and J. Leady and N. Velasquez and E. Restrepo},
  journal={arXiv: Physics and Society},
  • N. F. Johnson, P. Manrique, +8 authors E. Restrepo
  • Published 2017
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • arXiv: Physics and Society
  • We present a many-body theory that explains and reproduces recent observations of population polarization dynamics, is supported by controlled human experiments, and addresses the controversy surrounding the Internet's impact. It predicts that whether and how a population becomes polarized is dictated by the nature of the underlying competition, rather than the validity of the information that individuals receive or their online bubbles. Building on this framework, we show that next-generation… CONTINUE READING
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