Quantifying Search Bias: Investigating Sources of Bias for Political Searches in Social Media

@inproceedings{Kulshrestha2017QuantifyingSB,
  title={Quantifying Search Bias: Investigating Sources of Bias for Political Searches in Social Media},
  author={Juhi Kulshrestha and Motahhare Eslami and Johnnatan Messias and Muhammad Bilal Zafar and Saptarshi Ghosh and Krishna P. Gummadi and Karrie Karahalios},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2017}
}
Search systems in online social media sites are frequently used to find information about ongoing events and people. For topics with multiple competing perspectives, such as political events or political candidates, bias in the top ranked results significantly shapes public opinion. However, bias does not emerge from an algorithm alone. It is important to distinguish between the bias that arises from the data that serves as the input to the ranking system and the bias that arises from the… CONTINUE READING

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