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Political behaviour and the acoustics of social media

Social networks are not a new phenomenon — people have always associated with like-minded others — but the advent of social media has led to a vast increase in the amount of social information that we see. We need data and experiments to understand how this information shapes our political landscape.

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  1. Helen Margetts is Professor of Society and the Internet, and Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 1 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3JS, UK.

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