Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society / 2015 / Article / Fig 5

Research Article

Modeling and Simulation of Polarization in Internet Group Opinions Based on Cellular Automata

Figure 5

When , , and , the group shows polarization. In (a) and (b), the color of cellular represents individual’s opinion to Internet events, with more dark meaning more opposition and more light meaning more support. (a) Initial status of group opinions. (b) Distribution of group opinions after 1000 time steps. (c) Histogram of initial distribution of group opinions. (d) Histogram of final distribution of group opinions.

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