This is a system model of the spread of a rumor throughout a population. The model tracks the
number of different types of people within the population: gullibles, rumor mongerers, and
loyalists. Parameters in the model - including spreading probability and rationality rate -
determine the number of each type of individual in the population over time. When the model is run
a graph is produced depicting the change in number of people who are gullibles, rumor mongerers,
and loyalists over time.

What can this Model be used to teach?

Understand the relationship between the gullibles, rumor mongerers, and the loyalists

Understand the effect of each parameter on the populations over time