Modeling Propaganda Battle: Decision-Making, Homophily, and Echo Chambers

  • Alexander Petrov
  • Olga PronchevaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 930)


Studies concerning social patterns that appear as a result of propaganda and rumors generally tend to neglect considerations of the behavior of individuals that constitute these patterns. This places obvious limitations upon the scope of research. We propose a dynamical model for the mechanics of the processes of polarization and formation of echo chambers. This model is based on the Rashevsky neurological scheme of decision-making.


Social homophily Polarization Selective exposure Echo chambers Decision-making Rashevsky’s neurological scheme Rumors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Keldysh Institute of Applied MathematicsMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow Institute of Physics and TechnologyDolgoprudnyRussia

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