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Spreading rumours without the network

Paweł Brach, Alessandro Epasto, Alessandro Panconesi, Piotr Sankowski
2014 Proceedings of the second edition of the ACM conference on Online social networks - COSN '14  
Finally, we analyse real instances of rumour spreading in Twitter and observe that our model describes qualitatively well their evolution.  ...  In this paper we tackle the following question: is it possible to predict the characteristics of the evolution of an epidemic process in a social network on the basis of the degree distribution alone?  ...  Acknowledgements We thank Flavio Chierichetti and Silvio Lattanzi for many insightful comments, and Nelly Litvak for some useful pointers to the literature.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2660460.2660472 dblp:conf/cosn/BrachEPS14 fatcat:tyk35crff5exlku3ajznbefjvu

Theory of rumour spreading in complex social networks

M. Nekovee, Y. Moreno, G. Bianconi, M. Marsili
2007 Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications  
Our results show that scale-free social networks are prone to the spreading of rumours, just as they are to the spreading of infections.  ...  We find that the initial rate at which a rumour spreads is much higher in scale-free networks than in random graphs, and that the rate at which the spreading proceeds on scale-free networks is further  ...  [8] , we take this important mechanism into account by assuming that individuals may also cease spreading a rumour spontaneously (i.e., without the need for any contact) at a rate d.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.physa.2006.07.017 fatcat:5hrq7smwnzb5jfqnewqabiwhwm

Modelling Periodic Data Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks

Graham Williamson, Davide Cellai, Simon Dobson, Paddy Nixon
2009 2009 Third UKSim European Symposium on Computer Modeling and Simulation  
We show that it is possible to control data freshness without increasing overhead, and quantify the importance of topology in achieving timely dissemination.  ...  We present simulation results that suggest the model can provide insights into the design and optimisation of sensor networks in the case of dissemination of periodically generated data.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work is supported by Science Foundation Ireland under grant 07/CE/I1147, and 03/CE2/I303-1, "Lero: the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre."  ... 
doi:10.1109/ems.2009.31 dblp:conf/ems/WilliamsonCDN09 fatcat:bmjlxwr57rdxvkk5lo3fmlcjtq


T. C. Subash Ponraj
Both positive and negative information is spreading through online social networks. It centres on the negative data issues, for example, online rumours.  ...  Blocking of online rumour is one of the major issues in large scale social media networks.  ...  The understanding is about the secondary properties of rumour spreading. This examination shows that rumours spread generally in inefficient structures.  ... 
doi:10.26782/jmcms.2020.05.00016 fatcat:pirnzqyeu5bhbfbf2jph67xhx4

Pheme: Veracity in Digital Social Networks

Leon Derczynski, Kalina Bontcheva
2014 User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization  
This brings challenges in modelling the behaviour of individual users, networks of users and information diffusion.  ...  PHEME attempts to identify four kinds of false claim in social media and on the web, in real time: rumours, disinformation, misinformation and speculation.  ...  Acknowledgments This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No. 611233, PHEME  ... 
dblp:conf/um/DerczynskiB14 fatcat:rbc4p4vmerhaphuwj4x2atgkwu

Automatic Gossip Detection in Online Social Networks

R. Priya
2020 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
The number of people using social networking sites such as Twitter, face book, instagram is exponentially increasing every day.  ...  We propose an algorithm to find the origin of the gossip i.e. obtain the account information of the user who first started spreading gossip on social media.  ...  In emergency or any urgent situations people tend to use social networking sites such as Twitter to spread information.  ... 
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2020.6314 fatcat:2cinikony5b6bomerwzthv5qxy

Asynchronous Rumour Spreading in Social and Signed Topologies [article]

Christos Patsonakis, Mema Roussopoulos
2015 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we present an experimental analysis of the asynchronous push & pull rumour spreading protocol.  ...  to decide when to stop spreading the rumour, employing more sophisticated neighbor selection policies instead of the standard uniform random choice, and others.  ...  Our aim is to study how asynchronous rumour spreading behaves in real social network settings and to find ways to design such protocols without the need for global graph knowledge.  ... 
arXiv:1310.6119v3 fatcat:luzfcm5zsjfzjmqom7opd5zewy


H. Asthana, Ingemar J. Cox
2012 Proceedings of the 21st international conference companion on World Wide Web - WWW '12 Companion  
To solve this, we use techniques from the field of rumour spreading (gossip protocols) to propagate new documents.  ...  Publishing a micro-blog then becomes a matter of replicating the micro-blog to the required number of random nodes without any central coordination.  ...  Previous work on rumour spreading usually has the goal of ensuring that the rumour spreads to the entire network at the fastest possible rate.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2187980.2188074 dblp:conf/www/AsthanaC12 fatcat:ybqi27xehzakll6nnevug47a3e

Locating the source of interacting signal in complex networks [article]

Robert Paluch, Krzysztof Suchecki, Janusz A. Hołyst
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We investigate the problem of locating the source of a self-interacting signal spreading in a complex networks. We use a well-known rumour model as an example of the process with self-interaction.  ...  GMLA is the most resistant to harmful effects of the self-interactions, which is especially visible for medium and high level of stochasticity of the process, when spreading rate is below 0.5.  ...  Acknowledgments The work was partially supported by the National Science Centre, Poland Grant No. 2015/19-/B/ST6/02612.  ... 
arXiv:2012.02039v1 fatcat:xopn7g4op5cuxioy3nkk2g7x3u

Systematic literature review on the spread of health-related misinformation on social media

Yuxi Wang, Martin McKee, Aleksandra Torbica, David Stuckler
2019 Social Science and Medicine  
While examples of the rapid spread of misinformation date back to the earliest days of scientific medicine, the internet, by allowing instantaneous communication and powerful amplification has brought  ...  In order to uncover the current evidence and better understand the mechanism of misinformation spread, we report a systematic review of the nature and potential drivers of health-related misinformation  ...  Several studies employed complexity and network theories to model the dynamics of rumour spread and opinion polarization Jin et al., 2014) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112552 pmid:31561111 pmcid:PMC7117034 fatcat:lhxy2rpmzvhv7o2swljob3u53i

Twitter rumour detection in the health domain

Rosa Sicilia, Stella Lo Giudice, Yulong Pei, Mykola Pechenizkiy, Paolo Soda
2018 Expert systems with applications  
published version features the final layout of the paper including the volume, issue and page numbers.  ...  If the publication is distributed under the terms of Article 25fa of the Dutch Copyright Act, indicated by the "Taverne" license above, please follow below link for the End User  ...  This helps the rumour detection process in that the larger the network, the more the rumours that can spread.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2018.05.019 fatcat:b4hpvy3d3zaf7geoglsyxxznba

IMPACT OF DIGITAL RUMOURS IN AN ACUTE EVENT (With reference to WhatsApp users)

R. Hepzibah Gnana Sinthiya, Kishore Kulothungan
2021 Towards Excellence  
The world is stumbled with the acute virus called COVID-19. Besides the spread of the virus, the rumours about the virus spread faster.  ...  This study focuses on the types of rumours that arose and spread during the acute event and the impact of such rumours on the netizens and also highlights the steps taken by the government to control the  ...  It is concluded that without verifying the news people spread the fake news with the belief that they were helping to spread the true story.  ... 
doi:10.37867/te130111 fatcat:wkztxwdu5nehzjauw73ohtv3w4

Rumour Source Detection in Social Networks using Partial Observations

Roxana Alexandru, Pier Luigi Dragotti
2018 2018 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP)  
Index Terms-Rumour source detection, diffusion of information, SI epidemic model, social networks.  ...  The spread of information on graphs has been extensively studied in engineering, biology, and economics.  ...  Without loss of generality, we assume that the start time for all rumours is t 0 = 0.  ... 
doi:10.1109/globalsip.2018.8646695 dblp:conf/globalsip/AlexandruD18 fatcat:zrlptyippndu7bt4oc6faynwby

Information in Isolation: Gossip and Rumour during the UK 2001 Foot and Mouth Crisis – Lessons Learned

Chris Hagar
2009 Libri  
Farmers and rural communities were disrupted and traumatized as FMD spread rapidly through the whole of the country.  ...  The paper explores the role of rumour and gossip as a means of conveying information between the various actors during the crisis.  ...  Acknowledgements Special thanks to Ann Risman (Pentalk Organizer) Steve Pattinson (Pentalk Co-ordinator), members of the Pentalk Network, the Cumbrian farmers and other people interviewed for this study  ... 
doi:10.1515/libr.2009.020 fatcat:a2pdiy2syrcixjqgueswcw2oyu

An Analytical Study of Rumoured Tweets by Using Twitter Data

Shubham Sharma, Kunal Rathore, Shally Mittal, Dr. Sanjay Srivastava
2019 Zenodo  
Earlier when the internet was not there, rumours were spread by word of mouth technique but in this era of technology where we have social networking sites like twitter, rumours can be spread easily and  ...  Using some of the rumoured tweets posted during the Chennai flood in 2015 and some non-rumoured tweets, we trained a classifier.  ...  This couldn't be possible without the rapid development of technology. Nowadays, social networks available at all time provide the information which is spreading faster than ever.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3066520 fatcat:4xd6mupu3vgvpckzmwdgvjnogm
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