Table 2 Overview of the macro-level attributes of rumor conversations associated with five breaking news events

From: Diffusion and persistence of false rumors in social media networks: implications of searchability on rumor self-correction on Twitter

Breaking news event #Threads #Tweets Density Rumor support
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
Ferguson unrest 41 1159 0.000 0.350 0.800 0.051 0.191 0.529
Ottawa shooting 58 844 0.000 0.316 1.000 0.000 0.273 0.833
Sydney siege 71 1236 0.000 0.426 1.000 0.029 0.246 0.750
Charlie Hebdo shooting 72 1204 0.000 0.547 1.000 0.000 0.281 0.895
Germanwings plane crash 24 301 0.000 0.373 0.875 0.047 0.326 0.750