Visualizing media bias through twitter

Jisun An, Meeyoung Cha, Krishna P. Gummadi, Jon Crowcroft, Daniele Quercia

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Abstract

Traditional media outlets are known to report political news in a biased way, potentially affecting the political beliefs of the audience and even altering their voting behaviors. Therefore, tracking bias in everyday news and building a platform where people can receive balanced news information is important. We propose a model that maps the news media sources along a dimensional dichotomous political spectrum using the co-subscriptions relationships inferred by Twitter links. By analyzing 7 million follow links, we show that the political dichotomy naturally arises on Twitter when we only consider direct media subscription. Furthermore, we demonstrate a real-time Twitter-based application that visualizes an ideological map of various media sources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAAAI Workshop - Technical Report
Pages2-5
Number of pages4
VolumeWS-12-01
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2012 Workshop - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 4 Jun 20124 Jun 2012

Other

Other2012 International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2012 Workshop
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period4/6/124/6/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Cite this

An, J., Cha, M., Gummadi, K. P., Crowcroft, J., & Quercia, D. (2012). Visualizing media bias through twitter. In AAAI Workshop - Technical Report (Vol. WS-12-01, pp. 2-5)

Visualizing media bias through twitter. / An, Jisun; Cha, Meeyoung; Gummadi, Krishna P.; Crowcroft, Jon; Quercia, Daniele.

AAAI Workshop - Technical Report. Vol. WS-12-01 2012. p. 2-5.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

An, J, Cha, M, Gummadi, KP, Crowcroft, J & Quercia, D 2012, Visualizing media bias through twitter. in AAAI Workshop - Technical Report. vol. WS-12-01, pp. 2-5, 2012 International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2012 Workshop, Dublin, Ireland, 4/6/12.
An J, Cha M, Gummadi KP, Crowcroft J, Quercia D. Visualizing media bias through twitter. In AAAI Workshop - Technical Report. Vol. WS-12-01. 2012. p. 2-5
An, Jisun ; Cha, Meeyoung ; Gummadi, Krishna P. ; Crowcroft, Jon ; Quercia, Daniele. / Visualizing media bias through twitter. AAAI Workshop - Technical Report. Vol. WS-12-01 2012. pp. 2-5
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