The Social Structure of Political Echo Chambers : Variation in Ideological Homophily in Online Networks *

  • Andrei Boutyline
  • Published 2015
We predict that people with different political orientations will exhibit systematically different levels of political homophily, the tendency to associate with others similar to oneself in political ideology. Research on personality differences across the political spectrum finds that both more conservative and more politically extreme individuals tend to… CONTINUE READING

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