During disasters and emergencies (earthquakes, pandemics, economic crises etc.), we also face a second challenge, pollution of information. The transmitted information may be false, potentially harmful and speculative. Today, the main source of information seems to be the social media, which behaves as a vector via sharing news. In this presentation, the concept of the transmission dynamics of vector-borne diseases is adapted to the transmission dynamics of vector-borne disinformation . The dynamical behaviour of the model is analysed, the disinformation-free and disinformation endemic equilibria of the model are found and both their local and global stabilities are presented . Finally, numerical simulations are carried out to support the analytical results of the dynamical transmission of disinformation.
This is a joint work with Meltem Gölgeli from TOBB Economics and Technology University
 Muller, R., Reuss, F., Kendrovski, V., Montag, D., 2019. Vector-borne diseases, ¨ in: Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change. Springer International Publishing, pp. 67–90.
 Vijaykumar, S., Jin, Y., Pagliari, C., 2019. Outbreak communication challenges when misinformation spreads on social media. Revista Eletronica de Comunicacao, Informacao e Inovacao em Saude 13. doi:10.29397/reciis.v13i1.1623.
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