LMT Online: U of I team studying spread of information on social media

LMT Online: U of I team studying spread of information on social media. “University of Illinois researchers are using a $4 million grant to study how information moves across social media, affecting people’s beliefs and shaping events. Computer Science Professor Tarek Abdelzaher (TAR’-ek AHB’-del-zah-hair) is leading a team that received a five-year grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The team has been modeling information spread on Instagram and Twitter and will study other platforms.”

Irish Times: UL scientists work to identify social media ‘superspreaders’

Irish Times: UL scientists work to identify social media ‘superspreaders’. “Researchers at the University of Limerick (UL) are developing new mathematical techniques and models to examine how information spreads rapidly online. A team headed by Prof James Gleeson is to benefit from €900,000 in funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) to investigate ‘social spreading phenomena’.”