Social networks can distort decision making and produce undemocratic outcomes, our latest study
Out today, a tremendously important paper by , , , and colleagues: They explain how the structure of a social network can lead to anti-democratic outcomes even if no misinformation is spread on the network.
This new paper seems important. Also, interesting to anyone working in network science and its applications to social science. “Information gerrymandering and undemocratic decisions”
New work looks at gerrymandering in social networks and exposes vulnerabilities of collective decision-making to systematic distortion by restricted information flow
So glad that our new paper "Information gerrymandering and undemocratic decisions" with , published in today!
Excited to share our new paper "Information gerrymandering and undemocratic decisions" with , , , and published today in
Very topical from - Information gerrymandering and undemocratic decisions
Manipulation of #information is a serious threat to #democratic decision-making a study by , , Marina Diakonova, , & on
Here's the Stewart et al article that referenced, complete with links to the data on Github #PubsTech
A pop article about the kind of "organic" strategies motivated partisans are conducting: here's 's empirical article about how basic social network hacking can impact that cc
The science of information gerrymandering through social networks and how this was used to influence the US federal election (among others) by and colleagues by
For other perspectives see the commentary from Bergstrom & Bak-Coleman (), an editorial (), an exposition by Alex Stewart and me (), and the research paper and supplement ().
Elegant simulation points to "information gerrymandering: the structure of the influence network can sway the vote outcome towards one party, even when both parties have equal sizes and each player has the same influence."
Information gerrymandering and undemocratic decisions | Nature
But closer you are to a new or applied setting (like & recent paper - cool paper by the way: , which uses as a foil), the more parts of the model need testing and validation. Great response to this by Dave and Alex 3/4
"'Information gerrymandering' arises from the structure of a #socialnetwork and introduces bias into collective decisions." | | #decisionmaking #voting #ScienceTwitter #PoliticalScienceTwitter
Mentioned these and some other things in a mail that I sent today, but not always: • Information gerrymandering and undemocratic decisions • Translating antibiotic prescribing into antibiotic resistance in the environment
[interesting Nature paper] Information gerrymandering and undemocratic decisions
Information gerrymandering