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Dynamic Attitude Fixing: A novel theory of opinion dynamics in social networks and its implications for computational propaganda in hybrid social networks (containing humans and bots)

Project description

A new dynamic fixing theory of attitudes

Coordination attitudes are central in digitalised society, especially where hybrid social networks, incorporating humans and bots, intend to impact and shape economic and political processes. However, the network opinion dynamics model is not yet entirely understood. The EU-funded DAFINET project proposes a dynamic fixing theory of attitudes based on the presupposition that people simultaneously keep a reserve of multiple practices, express attitudes to create a social identity, and are subject to attitude expression in interaction. The project hypothesises that views can be dynamically fixed in social networks when sequences of attitudes are impulsive to identities through multilevel chains of agreement and disagreement. The theory will explain when and how consensus can spread rapidly across networks, the limits of identity-related attitude propagation, and how attitudes can return after events.

Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 925,00
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Northern and Western Border
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 925,00
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick

See on map

Region
Ireland Northern and Western Border
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00