1-023-S-RumorSpread

By Brian Winkel

SIMIODE, Cornwall NY USA

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We use a newspaper report on the spread of a rumor based on shares of articles on the Internet over a 5 day period to demonstrate the value of modeling with the logistic differential equation. The data shows and the intrinsic growth rates confirm that the false rumor spread faster than true rumor.

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  • Brian Winkel (2015), "1-023-S-RumorSpread," https://www.simiode.org/resources/772.

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