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Title: Comparison between internet rumors of different characteristics
Authors: Zhang, Z
Zhang, Z
Yu, X
Keywords: Difference
Internet rumor
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: ICIC Express Letters Office
Source: ICIC Express letters, 2015, v. 9, no. 4, p. 1173-1178 How to cite?
Journal: ICIC Express Letters 
Abstract: This study examines whether there are significant differences between three sets of groups of Internet rumors, i.e., true and false rumors, and rumors with and without pictures/hyperlinks. A total of 1386 Internet rumors collected from were analyzed, and the independent t-test was employed. The results show that the lengths of rumor headline, statement and analysis, and the number of references needed in analysis are significantly more for false rumors than for true rumors, and that the lengths of rumor statement and the truth, and the number of pictures needed in analysis are significantly more for rumors with pictures. There are more significant differences between rumors with and without hyperlinks than those between the former two sets. This study is one of the first to systematically investigate the distinction between different groups of rumors with real case data, and this will be helpful for better understanding and combating various Internet rumors.
ISSN: 1881-803X
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