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Who Are More Active and Influential on Twitter?: An Investigation of the Ukraine’s Conflict Episode

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Who Are More Active and Influential on Twitter? An Investigation of the Ukraine’s Conflict Episode. / Aldarbesti, Hassan; Deng, Huijing; Sutanto, Juliana; Phang, Chee Wei.

In: Journal of Global Information Management, Vol. 28, No. 2, 01.04.2020, p. 225-246.

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Aldarbesti, H, Deng, H, Sutanto, J & Phang, CW 2020, 'Who Are More Active and Influential on Twitter? An Investigation of the Ukraine’s Conflict Episode', Journal of Global Information Management, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 225-246. https://doi.org/10.4018/JGIM.2020040110

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Aldarbesti, H., Deng, H., Sutanto, J., & Phang, C. W. (2020). Who Are More Active and Influential on Twitter? An Investigation of the Ukraine’s Conflict Episode. Journal of Global Information Management, 28(2), 225-246. https://doi.org/10.4018/JGIM.2020040110

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Aldarbesti H, Deng H, Sutanto J, Phang CW. Who Are More Active and Influential on Twitter? An Investigation of the Ukraine’s Conflict Episode. Journal of Global Information Management. 2020 Apr 1;28(2):225-246. https://doi.org/10.4018/JGIM.2020040110

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Aldarbesti, Hassan ; Deng, Huijing ; Sutanto, Juliana ; Phang, Chee Wei. / Who Are More Active and Influential on Twitter? An Investigation of the Ukraine’s Conflict Episode. In: Journal of Global Information Management. 2020 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 225-246.

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