An Evolution Model of Rumor Spreading Based on WeChat Social Circle


Lubang Wang, Yue Guo, Journal of Information Processing Systems Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 1422-1437, Dec. 2019  

10.3745/JIPS.04.0152
Keywords: Evolution Equation, Rumor Spreading, Social Networking, WeChat Social Circle
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Abstract

With the rapid development of the Internet and the Mobile Internet, social communication based on the network has become a life style for many people. WeChat is an online social platform, for about one billion users, therefore, it is meaningful to study the spreading and evolution mechanism of the rumor on the WeChat social circle. The Rumor was injected into the WeChat social circle by certain individuals, and the communication and the evolution occur among the nodes within the circle; after the refuting-rumor-information injected into the circle, subsequently, the density of four types of nodes, including the Susceptible, the Latent, the Infective, and the Recovery changes, which results in evolving the WeChat social circle system. In the study, the evolution characteristics of the four node types are analyzed, through construction of the evolution equation. The evolution process of the rumor injection and the refuting-rumor-information injection is simulated through the structure of the virtual social network, and the evolution laws of the four states are depicted by figures. The significant results from this study suggest that the spreading and evolving of the rumors are closely related to the nodes degree on the WeChat social circle.


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[APA Style]
Lubang Wang and Yue Guo (2019). An Evolution Model of Rumor Spreading Based on WeChat Social Circle. Journal of Information Processing Systems, 15(6), 1422-1437. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.04.0152.

[IEEE Style]
L. Wang and Y. Guo, "An Evolution Model of Rumor Spreading Based on WeChat Social Circle," Journal of Information Processing Systems, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 1422-1437, 2019. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.04.0152.

[ACM Style]
Lubang Wang and Yue Guo. 2019. An Evolution Model of Rumor Spreading Based on WeChat Social Circle. Journal of Information Processing Systems, 15, 6, (2019), 1422-1437. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.04.0152.