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Spread of Misinformation


Misinformation spreads more rapidly on social media than true information. Therefore, it is essential to model how a certain type of misinformation spreads and what the driving factors are. This line of research aims at designing mathematical models to answer some of the pertinent questions related to misinformation

  • How to predict the virality of misinformation
  • How to design early-detection models to flag misinformation
  • Who are the potential spreaders of misinformation and how we characterize such spreaders in terms of their personalities and values
  • Can we identify the extent of the falseness of misinformation, etc.