Toward Epidemiological Modeling of Deviant Behavior Contagion on Social Media
Maryam Maleki, Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Nitin Agarwal
Committee Members: Dr. Seshadri Mohan, Dr. Kamran Iqbal, Dr. Mariofanna Milanova, Dr. Esther Mead, Dr. Samer Al-khateed
Social Media platforms such as Twitter, have developed widespread popularity for multiple sources of information around the world. Ease of access, immediate posting provides users the ability to author original information as well as information where integrity and reliability is brought into question from polarizing opinions and viewpoints from scientifically based and non-scientifically based sources. Detection of Deviant Behaviors, organic and non-organic, grows toxicity, therefore disrupting the principled intentions of Social Media platforms made available for users.