Positive algorithmic bias cannot stop fragmentation in homophilic networks

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dc.contributor.authorBlex, Chris-
dc.contributor.authorYasseri, Taha-
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-12T12:49:52Z-
dc.date.available2022-01-12T12:49:52Z-
dc.date.copyright2020 the Authorsen_US
dc.date.issued2020-09-13-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Mathematical Sociologyen_US
dc.identifier.issn0022-250X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/12719-
dc.description.abstractFragmentation, echo chambers, and their amelioration in social networks have been a growing concern in the academic and non-academic world. This paper shows how, under the assumption of homophily, echo chambers and fragmentation are system-immanent phenomena of highly flexible social networks, even under ideal conditions for heterogeneity. We achieve this by finding an analytical, network-based solution to the Schelling model and by proving that weak ties do not hinder the process. Furthermore, we derive that no level of positive algorithmic bias in the form of rewiring is capable of preventing fragmentation and its effect on reducing the fragmentation speed is negligible.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Mathematical Sociology on 13 September 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0022250X.2020.1818078.en_US
dc.subjectAlgorithmic biasen_US
dc.subjectEcho chambersen_US
dc.subjectHomophilyen_US
dc.subjectSchelling modelen_US
dc.subjectSocial networksen_US
dc.subjectSchelling segregrationen_US
dc.subjectModelen_US
dc.subjectEmergenceen_US
dc.subjectFeatheren_US
dc.subjectOnlineen_US
dc.subjectMediaen_US
dc.subjectBirdsen_US
dc.subjectNewsen_US
dc.titlePositive algorithmic bias cannot stop fragmentation in homophilic networksen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.internal.authorcontactothertaha.yasseri@ucd.ieen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.check.date2022-06-03-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0022250X.2020.1818078-
dc.neeo.contributorBlex|Chris|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorYasseri|Taha|aut|-
dc.date.embargo2022-03-13en_US
dc.description.othersponsorshipEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Councilen_US
dc.description.adminUpdate citation details during checkdate report - RORen_US
dc.date.updated2021-12-02T18:41:27Z-
dc.identifier.grantidEP/N510129/1-
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/en_US
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