A Hierarchical Network-Oriented Analysis of User Participation in Misinformation Spread on WhatsApp

  title={A Hierarchical Network-Oriented Analysis of User Participation in Misinformation Spread on WhatsApp},
  author={Gabriel Peres Nobre and Carlos H. G. Ferreira and Jussara M. Almeida},
  • G. Nobre, Carlos H. G. Ferreira, Jussara M. Almeida
  • Published 22 September 2021
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
  • ArXiv
WhatsApp emerged as a major communication platform in many countries in the recent years. Despite offering only one-to-one and small group conversations, WhatsApp has been shown to enable the formation of a rich underlying network, crossing the boundaries of existing groups, and with structural properties that favor information dissemination at large. Indeed, WhatsApp has reportedly been used as a forum of misinformation campaigns with significant social, political and economic consequences in… Expand


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