Published January 18, 2018 | Version 1.0
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Anatomy of an online misinformation network

  • 1. College of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, China
  • 2. School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
  • 3. The MOE Key Laboratory of Intelligent Computing and Information Processing, Xiangtan University, China
  • 4. ndiana University Network Science Institute, Bloomington, USA


This dataset is provided to facilitate reproducibility of results presented in the following paper:

Chengcheng Shao, Pik-Mai Hui, Lei Wang, Xinwen Jiang, Alessandro Flammini, Filippo Menczer and Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia (2018): Anatomy of an online misinformation network. Preprint arXiv:1801.06122,

Please read carefully both the paper and the README file attached to understand what is contained in this dataset before proceeding. These data are provided for non-commercial purposes only. If you use this dataset for research, please be sure to cite the above preprint, or preferably the final published version that will be shown on the arXiv.


C.S. was supported by the China Scholarship Council. X.J. was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61272010). G.L.C. was supported by IUNI. A.F. and F.M. were supported in part by the James S. McDonnell Foundation (grant 220020274) and the National Science Foundation (award CCF-1101743). The funders had no role in data collection or decision to publish.


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