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Bursting the filter bubble: the mediating effect of discussion frequency on network heterogeneity

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The purpose of this study is to identify the structural processes that lead citizens to escape their common social circles when talking about politics and public affairs (e.g. “filter bubbles”). To do so, this study tests to what extent political attitudes, political behavior, news media consumption and discussion frequency affect discussion network heterogeneity among US citizens.

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1108/OIR-11-2019-0345

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
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Author
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
Online Information Review More from this journal
Volume:
44
Issue:
6
Pages:
1161-1181
Publication date:
2020-07-11
Acceptance date:
2020-06-21
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ISSN:
1468-4527
Language:
English
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1122481
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pubs:1122481
Deposit date:
2020-08-24

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