Twitter, information sharing and the London riots?

@inproceedings{Tonkin2012TwitterIS,
  title={Twitter, information sharing and the London riots?},
  author={Emma L. Tonkin and Heather D. Pfeiffer and Gregory J. L. Tourte},
  year={2012}
}
Editor's Summary The prolific commentary disseminated via Twitter on the riots in London and other British cities in August 2011 has given rise to the question of whether their reflection in such social media forums may have added to the unrest. Investigators analyzed 600,000 tweets and retweets about the riots for evidence that Twitter was used as a central organizational tool to promote illegal group action. Results indicated that irrelevant tweets died out and that Twitter users retweeted… Expand

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