The Rumor Categorizer: An open-source software for analyzing rumor posts on Twitter

Amirhosein Bodaghi, Jonice Oliveira, Jonathan J. H. Zhu

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Abstract

The Rumor Categorizer Software (RCS), an open-source software, categorizes Twitter posts based on their stance towards a given rumor into six categories; rumor tweet, anti-rumor tweet, rumor retweet, anti-rumor retweet, rumor-related tweet, and rumor-related retweet. Then for the publishers of those tweets/retweets, analyze the user dynamics. Furthermore, the software calculates the number of users belonging to any combination of the sextuple categories and plots the number of tweets/retweets in each hour for rumor and anti-rumor. The software aids researchers and practitioners in analyzing rumors effectively.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSoftware Impacts
Volume12
Early online date28 Jan 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 31 May 2022

Keywords

  • Rumor stance
  • Social network
  • Spreading process
  • User characteristics
  • Twitter

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