Online social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have emerged as popular destinations for users to receive, share, and discuss news about the world around them. A recent survey by Pew Research Center shows that 62% of U.S. adults consume news primarily from social media. The news stories disseminated over social media can have a considerable impact on shaping people's opinions and influencing their choices, including the potential to sway the outcome of political elections. While the impact of social media is going to increase further, currently there is no way for the readers to know what kind of biases the news propagated on social media carry. Our work tries to address this issue by understanding, quantifying and exposing such biases in the news ecosystem on social media.
Krishna P. Gummadi
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