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Table 1 Polarization analysis. \(P(H)\) summarized variables: variance (var), kurtosis (kurt) and polarization degree (deg)

From: Reaching the bubble may not be enough: news media role in online political polarization

Week Brazil Canada
Var Kurt Deg Var Kurt Deg
1 0.439 −1.494 0.621 0.298 −0.890 0.593
2 0.481 −1.438 0.659 0.280 −1.059 0.543
3 0.597 −1.774 0.743 0.321 −1.514 0.511
4 0.507 −0.993 0.775 0.283 −1.341 0.492
5 0.155 −0.473 0.387 0.220 −0.967 0.393
6 0.279 −0.706 0.594 0.099 −1.063 0.310