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    Going Viral: How a Single Tweet Spawned a COVID-19 Conspiracy Theory on Twitter.Philip Mai & Anatoliy Gruzd - 2020 - Big Data and Society 7 (2).
    In late March of 2020, a new hashtag, #FilmYourHospital, made its first appearance on social media. The hashtag encouraged people to visit local hospitals to take pictures and videos of empty hospitals to help “prove” that the COVID-19 pandemic is an elaborate hoax. Using techniques from Social Network Analysis, this case study examines how this conspiracy theory propagated on Twitter and whether the hashtag virality was aided by the use of automation or coordination among Twitter users. We found that while (...)
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    Studying the COVID-19 Infodemic at Scale.Sylvie Briand, Pier Luigi Sacco, Manlio De Domenico & Anatoliy Gruzd - 2021 - Big Data and Society 8 (1).
    This special theme issue of Big Data & Society presents leading-edge, interdisciplinary research that focuses on examining how health-related information is circulating on social media. In particular, we are focusing on how computational and Big Data approaches can help to provide a better understanding of the ongoing COVID-19 infodemic and to develop effective strategies to combat it.
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    Cybervetting Job Applicants on Social Media: The New Normal?Jenna Jacobson & Anatoliy Gruzd - 2020 - Ethics and Information Technology 22 (2):175-195.
    With the introduction of new information communication technologies, employers are increasingly engaging in social media screening, also known as cybervetting, as part of their hiring process. Our research, using an online survey with 482 participants, investigates young people’s concerns with their publicly available social media data being used in the context of job hiring. Grounded in stakeholder theory, we analyze the relationship between young people’s concerns with social media screening and their gender, job seeking status, privacy concerns, and social media (...)
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  4. Introduction to Articles From the 2014 Conference on Social Media & Society.Anatoliy Gruzd - 2015 - Big Data and Society 2 (2).
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