Illuminating an Ecosystem of Partisan Websites

9 Mar 2018 Shweta Bhatt Sagar Joglekar Shehar Bano Nishanth Sastry

This paper aims to shed light on alternative news media ecosystems that are believed to have influenced opinions and beliefs by false and/or biased news reporting during the 2016 US Presidential Elections. We examine a large, professionally curated list of 668 hyper-partisan websites and their corresponding Facebook pages, and identify key characteristics that mediate the traffic flow within this ecosystem... (read more)

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