Corpus ID: 214775065

Hate multiverse spreads malicious COVID-19 content online beyond individual platform control

@article{Velsquez2020HateMS,
  title={Hate multiverse spreads malicious COVID-19 content online beyond individual platform control},
  author={Nereidy Vel{\'a}squez and R. Leahy and N. Johnson Restrepo and Yonatan Lupu and R. Sear and Nehme Gabriel and Osho Jha and Bettina Goldberg and N F Johnson},
  journal={arXiv: Physics and Society},
  year={2020}
}
  • Nereidy Velásquez, R. Leahy, +6 authors N F Johnson
  • Published 2020
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • arXiv: Physics and Society
  • We show that malicious COVID-19 content, including hate speech, disinformation, and misinformation, exploits the multiverse of online hate to spread quickly beyond the control of any individual social media platform. Machine learning topic analysis shows quantitatively how online hate communities are weaponizing COVID-19, with topics evolving rapidly and content becoming increasingly coherent. Our mathematical analysis provides a generalized form of the public health R0 predicting the tipping… CONTINUE READING

    Figures from this paper.

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 24 REFERENCES

    Effect of social group dynamics on contagion.

    VIEW 2 EXCERPTS

    Exposure to opposing views on social media can increase political polarization

    VIEW 1 EXCERPT

    Quantifying social group evolution

    VIEW 1 EXCERPT

    Interplay between function and structure in complex networks.

    VIEW 2 EXCERPTS