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Fake news and social media trolling: Impact on Election 2019

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Fake News: Lies spread faster on social media than truth does

Fake news, lies and falsehoods spread like wildfire on social media, a new study confirms. People share wrong information faster than they pass along the truth.

How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media - The New York Times

But they don’t have to be for fake news to spread fast, research also suggests. Social media algorithms function at one level like evolutionary selection: Most lies and false rumors go nowhere ...

Why fake news on social media travels faster than the ...

Why fake news on social media travels faster than the truth Paul Chadwick. As MIT researchers have shown, good journalism is needed more than ever to counter rumours undermining democracy.

Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election

stories—“fake news,” as it has been dubbed—circulated on social media. Recent evidence shows that: 1) 62 percent of US adults get news on social media (Gottfried and Shearer 2016); 2) the most popular fake news stories were more widely shared on Facebook than the most popular mainstream news stories (Silverman 2016);

Fake news on social media: Whose responsibility is it ...

So, whose responsibility is it to stop fake news? Fake news on social media is a complex phenomenon and probably has to be addressed from various angles. There's no denying the role that social media companies have in controlling the spread of fake news on their platforms. But we, social media users, also have a role to play.

Fake news is an existential crisis for social media ...

Fake news is an existential crisis for social media ... look back over the last few years’ news about fake news, and social media platforms have demonstrably sought to play down the idea that ...

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