Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
Opinion Polarization during dichotomous Twitter conversations
Year:2019

Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical

Information
Abstract
We focus on analyzing the political polarization that emerges and tracking its temporal evolution during the week preceding the elections and the voting day. We find a shift on the opinions of users and the political polarization on the voting day. We explore to which extent this change on the behavior is explained by the engagement of new users commenting on the elections just that day or because users changed their minds during the last day. Finally, we show that the increase of the polarization observed on the previous day to the election is explained by a propaganda behavior of users who were already engaged to the conversation. However, the decrease in the polarization observed on the election day was caused by new users not so engaged to the political debate that entered the conversation acting as bridges between the two sides.
International
No
Congress
COMSOTEC 2019 [http://www3.uah.es/sccs/index.php/teaching/comsotec-5th/]
960
Place
Alcalá de Henares (España)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
CDP08UPM
Start Date
26/03/2019
End Date
27/03/2019
From page
2
To page
2
COMSOTEC 2019 - Program [http://www3.uah.es/sccs/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Program-V-COMSOTEC-v1.docx.pdf]
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal