Political hashtag hijacking in the U.S.

Asmelash Teka Hadgu, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber

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Abstract

We study the change in polarization of hashtags on Twitter over time and show that certain jumps in polarity are caused by "hijackers" engaged in a particular type of hashtag war.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web
Pages55-56
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event22nd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 13 May 201317 May 2013

Other

Other22nd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2013
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period13/5/1317/5/13

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Keywords

  • Partisanship
  • Political leaning classification
  • Political trends
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Hadgu, A. T., Garimella, K., & Weber, I. (2013). Political hashtag hijacking in the U.S. In WWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web (pp. 55-56)