The expeditious spread of fake news

“The massive new study analyzes every major contested news story in English across the span of Twitter’s existence—some 126,000 stories, tweeted by 3 million users, over more than 10 years—and finds that the truth simply cannot compete with hoax and rumor. By every common metric, falsehood consistently dominates the truth on Twitter, the study finds:… Read more

New York Times Podcast on News Trustworthiness & Foreign Actors

The New York Times podcast The Daily discusses some of the risks and threats created by foreign actors interfering with news and information channels.  Note the usage of terms like, “trustworthy” in the context of news stories on Facebook. Episode Description: “The indictment secured by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, makes it clear that… Read more