Spread of Hoax in Social Media

BFI Working Paper No. WP-4-2011

7 Pages Posted: 14 May 2011

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Hokky Situngkir

Bandung Fe Institute; Center for Complexity in Surya University

Date Written: May 4, 2011


We discuss the way of hoax spreading as gossip and rumor throughout the social media, i.e.: Twitter, by observing an empirical case in Indonesia. We discuss the spreading factor of the gossip in the social media and see the epidemiology of the propagation hoax before and after the hoax being clarified in the conventional mass media. The discussions brought us to the open enrichment analysis of the sociology of gossip and rumors within the online services like Twitter for future observation of human behavior.

Keywords: social media, gossip, rumor, hoax, Twitter

Suggested Citation

Situngkir, Hokky, Spread of Hoax in Social Media (May 4, 2011). BFI Working Paper No. WP-4-2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1831202 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1831202

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