Analysis of the Characteristics and Speed of Spread of the “FUNA” on Twitter

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The funa is a prevalent concept in Chile that aims to expose a person’s bad behavior, punish the aggressor publicly, and warn the community about it. Despite its massive use on the social networks of Chilean society, the real dissemination of funas among communities is unknown. In this paper, we extract, generate, analyze, and compare the Twitter social network’s spread of three tweets related to “funas” against three other trending topics, through the analysis of global network characteristics over time (degree distribution, clustering coefficient, hop plot, and betweenness centrality). As observed, funas have a specific behavior, and they disseminate as quickly as a common tweet or more quickly; however, they spread thanks to several network users, generating a cohesive group.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1749
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • funa
  • information spreading on social media
  • network structure analysis
  • social network analysis


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