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This study examined scholar distribution and mobility in the field of computational communication science (CCS). Two kinds of international mobilities in the educational stage (from bachelor education to PhD education) and occupational stage (from PhD education to current affiliation) were analysed at country levels. Social network analysis showed...
The COVID-19 pandemic has witnessed the flourish of various conspiracy theories globally, where governmental authorities have often played an essential role in spreading and promoting such misleading information. This study examines the authority-led conspiracy theories in China by analysing 44,068 conspiracy theory relevant Weibo posts. The sample...
This study collected 2 million posts and reposts regarding the early stage of COVID-19 in China on Weibo from 26 December 2019 to 29 February 2020. Emotion analysis and social network analysis were used to examine the flow of emotional messages (emotion flow) by comparing them with the flow of general messages (information flow). Results indicated...
Social media health influencers play an increasingly important role in disseminating health-related information to the public. To explore how health influencers in China communicate with their followers, we conducted a content analysis of the top ten health influencers' posts (n = 1000) on Sina Weibo guided by the Extended Parallel Processing Model...
The present study collected 2223 tweets of news about the Top 100 celebrities from People Magazine’s Twitter account during the year 2016. A combination of content analysis and social network analysis was used to examine celebrity attributes, news features, and the relationships between celebrities and news topics. Results indicated that news agend...