Political hashtag hijacking in the U.S.

Asmelash Teka Hadgu, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

We study the change in polarization of hashtags on Twitter over time and show that certain jumps in polarity are caused by "hijackers" engaged in a particular type of hashtag war.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages55-56
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781450320382
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: May 13 2013May 17 2013

Publication series

NameWWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web

Other

Other22nd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2013
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period5/13/135/17/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Keywords

  • Partisanship
  • Political leaning classification
  • Political trends
  • Twitter

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