Research on information dissemination of public health events based on WeChat: A case study of avian influenza

Tianyi Luo, Zhidong Cao, Daniel Zeng

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Abstract

This paper studied the public opinion dissemination mechanism of public health events such as avian influenza on WeChat. We collected 25,572 posts related to 'avian influenza' and 'H7N9' from WeChat accounts and proposed the NRT model to simulate the spread of avian influenza public opinion in WeChat. Fitting results show that it can well explain the information dissemination process and mechanism within the WeChat public account. Then the influence of model parameters on the propagation of network public opinion is further studied. Our research can provide a theoretical basis for network public opinion prediction and prevention, and has great significance for the stability of the network environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2019
EditorsXiaolong Zheng, Ahmed Abbasi, Michael Chau, Alan Wang, Lina Zhou
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781728125046
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event17th IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2019 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: Jul 1 2019Jul 3 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2019

Conference

Conference17th IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2019
CountryChina
CityShenzhen
Period7/1/197/3/19

Keywords

  • Epidemic
  • Information dissemination
  • NRT model
  • Public opinion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Information Systems

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    Luo, T., Cao, Z., & Zeng, D. (2019). Research on information dissemination of public health events based on WeChat: A case study of avian influenza. In X. Zheng, A. Abbasi, M. Chau, A. Wang, & L. Zhou (Eds.), 2019 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2019 [8823173] (2019 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISI.2019.8823173