Twitter Under Crisis: Can we trust what we RT?
Source: Social Media Analytics, KDD '10 Workshops, ACM, Washington, USA (2010)
Abstract: In this article we explore the behavior of Twitter users under an emergency
situation. In particular, we analyze the activity related to the 2010
earthquake in Chile and characterize Twitter in the hours and days following
this disaster. Furthermore, we perform a preliminary study of certain social
phenomenons, such as the dissemination of false rumors and confirmed news.
We analyze how this information propagated through the Twitter network, with
the purpose of assessing the reliability of Twitter as an information source
under extreme circumstances.
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