Digital Media, Networks, and Political Communication Group
At the DiMeNet group we analyze how we interact, communicate, and organize by reconstructing the behavioral traces we leave online, applying tools developed in the fields of network science, political communication, and computational social science.
Led by Sandra González-Bailón, DiMeNet brings together graduate students and an international group of faculty to explore questions about networks and political communication.
Contrary to previous research that online news consumption leads to “echo chambers,” our study used unprecedented data to find that reading news on mobile devices actually broadens a person's news diet.
Wikipedia's editors and biographical content is weighted toward men. Our study shows that feminist interventions do have an impact in broadening womens’ representation on the site, though have little effect on structural bias.
A new study from Professor Sandra González-Bailón found that verified media accounts are more central in the spread of information on Twitter than bots.