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Users Polarization on Facebook and Youtube

Bessi, Alessandro and Zollo, Fabiana and Del Vicario, Michela and Puliga, Michelangelo and Scala, Antonio and Caldarelli, Guido and Uzzi, Brian and Quattrociocchi, Walter Users Polarization on Facebook and Youtube. Working Paper arXiv (Submitted)

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On social media algorithms for content promotion, accounting for users preferences, might limit the exposure to unsolicited contents. In this work, we study how the same contents (videos) are consumed on different platforms -- i.e. Facebook and YouTube -- over a sample of 12M of users. Our findings show that the same content lead to the formation of echo chambers, irrespective of the online social network and thus of the algorithm for content promotion. Finally, we show that the users' commenting patterns are accurate early predictors for the formation of echo-chambers.

Item Type: Working Paper (Working Paper)
Identification Number: arXiv:1604.02705
Projects: EU FET project MULTIPLEX (nr. 317532), EU FET project SIMPOL (nr. 610704), EU FET project DOLFINS (nr. 640772), SOBIGDATA (nr. 654024)
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Caterina Tangheroni
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:19
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/3554

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