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Title: Reaching consensus on rumors
Authors: Merlone, Ugo
Radi, Davide
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Bibliographic citation: Merlone Ugo, Radi Davide (2014), Reaching consensus on rumors. In: Physica A: statistical mechanics and its applications, v. 406, 15 July 2014, p. 260-271.
Abstract: An important contribution in sociophysics is the Galam's model of rumors spreading. This model provides an explanation of rumors spreading in a population and explains some interesting social phenomena such as the diffusion of hoaxes. In this paper the model has been reformulated as a Markov process highlighting the stochastic nature of the phenomena. This formalization allows us to derive conditions for consensus to be reached and for the existence of some interesting phenomena such as the emergence of impasses. The proposed formulation allows a deeper and more comprehensive analysis of the diffusion of rumors.
Journal/Book: Physica A: statistical mechanics and its applications
ISSN: 0378-4371
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