When it comes to politics, Twitter users are worlds apart

02/21/2014 | Quartz

A Twitter debate on the U.S. budget saw users naturally segregate themselves into groups based on political ideology, according to a study by the Pew Research Center and the Social Media Research Foundation. Tracking a hashtag revealed "large dense groups that have little inter-connection or bridge between them," showing the political polarization of online chatter, the researchers say.

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