Misinformation propagation in the age of Twitter

Fang Jin, Wei Wang, Liang Zhao, Edward Dougherty, Yang Cao, Chang Tien Lu, Naren Ramakrishnan

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Abstract

A quantitative analysis of tweets during the Ebola crisis reveals that lies, half-truths, and rumors can spread just like true news.

Original languageEnglish
Pages90-94
Number of pages5
Volume47
No12
Specialist publicationComputer
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Computational modeling
  • Computers
  • Data mining
  • Discovery analytics
  • Diseases
  • Ebola
  • Information propagation
  • Media
  • Patents
  • Social media
  • Twitter

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