The Ebb and flow of controversial debates on social media

Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis

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Abstract

We explore how the polarization around controversial topics evolves on Twitter - over a long period of time (2011 to 2016), and also as a response to major external events that lead to increased related activity. We find that increased activity is typically associated with increased polarization; however, we find no consistent long-term trend in polarization over time among the topics we study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2017
PublisherAAAI press
Pages524-527
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781577357889
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event11th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2017 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 15 May 201718 May 2017

Other

Other11th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2017
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period15/5/1718/5/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Garimella, K., Morales, G., Gionis, A., & Mathioudakis, M. (2017). The Ebb and flow of controversial debates on social media. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2017 (pp. 524-527). AAAI press.