Quoting is not Citing: Disentangling Affiliation and Interaction on Twitter

  title={Quoting is not Citing: Disentangling Affiliation and Interaction on Twitter},
  author={Camille Roth and Johnny A. St-Ong{\'e} and Katrin Herms},
Interaction networks are generally much less homophilic than affiliation networks, accommodating for many more cross-cutting links. By statistically assigning a political valence to users from their networklevel affiliation patterns, and by further contrasting interaction and affiliation (quotes and retweets) within specific discursive events, namely quote trees, we describe a variety of cross-cutting patterns which significantly nuance the traditional “echo chamber” narrative. 


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