The Ebb and flow of controversial debates on social media

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2017
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en
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4
524-527
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Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2017
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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.
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Garimella , K , Morales , G D F , 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 . AAAI Press , pp. 524-527 , International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media , Montreal , Canada , 15/05/2017 .