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How Twitter shapes public opinion
This is a big problem with misinformation especially in politics and sciences. People with agendas and money can be damaging.Since public opinion levels off and evolves into an ordered state within a short time, small advantages of one opinion in the early stages can turn into a bigger advantage during the evolution of public opinion, Xiong said.
"Once public opinion stabilizes, it's difficult to change," he added.
The work also revealed that Twitter users overall are more likely to work to change the opinions of others than to admit to changes of their own.