Visualising influence: Information bubbles and ideological proximities on Czech, Hungarian & Slovak Facebook

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Publication Date 07/10/2020
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This report by GLOBSEC offers an insight into the most influential Facebook pages in each of the three countries and analyses the links between them. In cooperation with Graphika and their AI tool, three maps have been created by using algorithms that calculate and then visualise ideological proximity between different Facebook pages based on likes and follows between them. Analysts from GLOBSEC, PSSI and Political Capital were involved in the process of data analysis and interpretation. 

As a result, the report offers comprehensive overview of the Facebook information landscape in the three countries enabling the identification of network affiliations and potential ideological overlaps not seen before. The report particularly focuses on Russian influences and pages involved in information manipulation. It explores key overlaps between the pages sharing problematic content with other groups of pages and examines how Russia-originated and pro-Russian content travels through the Facebook information space of the three analysed countries. 


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