Great Divisions: The Evolution of Polarization During the Man-made Emergency of January 6, 2021. Bhatt, Paras Vemprala, Naga Valecha, Rohit Hariharan, Govind Rao, H. Raghav 2022-12-27T19:04:00Z 2022-12-27T19:04:00Z 2023-01-03
dc.description.abstract Polarization, which refers to the formation of two opposing groups based on the users' beliefs and opinions, has a growing body of literature. However, social media polarization differs from offline polarization in that beliefs change almost instantaneously on social media as a result of events unfolding. We investigate the uses of social media communication that has resulted in polarized opinions among individuals prior to, during, and after the January 6th Capitol riots. Analyses of the dominant narratives on Twitter surrounding the incident reveal a high level of polarization throughout the unfolding of the event, with increased polarization possibly attributable to the onset of the crisis. We also observed that polarization is a dynamic phenomenon: as an event unfolds, polarization changes, and knowing how it changes is important for timely crisis resolution. We propose three measures of polarization that could be used to examine polarization accurately during a crisis.
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dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2023.297
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-6-4
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Mediated Conversation
dc.subject bertopic
dc.subject capitol riot
dc.subject crisis
dc.subject polarization
dc.subject sentiment analysis
dc.title Great Divisions: The Evolution of Polarization During the Man-made Emergency of January 6, 2021.
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