Universality, criticality and complexity of information propagation in social media

  title={Universality, criticality and complexity of information propagation in social media},
  author={Daniele Notarmuzi and Claudio Castellano and Alessandro Flammini and Dario Mazzilli and Filippo Radicchi},
  journal={Nature Communications},
Statistical laws of information avalanches in social media appear, at least according to existing empirical studies, not robust across systems. As a consequence, radically different processes may represent plausible driving mechanisms for information propagation. Here, we analyze almost one billion time-stamped events collected from several online platforms – including Telegram, Twitter and Weibo – over observation windows longer than ten years, and show that the propagation of information in… 
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