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Plus: Facebook expands its fact-checking program; for one thing, it now covers photos and video.
Indiana University researchers “have found that steep competition for users’ limited attention means that some ideas go viral despite their low quality — even when people prefer to share high-quality content.”
Plus: Facebook looks to hire “news credibility specialists,” and Reuters tries to figure out if highly partisan sites are gaining traction in and outside the U.S. (it looks as if they’re not).
“Finding strategies for artfully conveying complex information in ways that break down attention and trust-based barriers represents the most important challenge in our politically tumultuous time.”
Plus: Qatari bots, Swedish pamphlets, and French laws.
“Instead of using broadcast to spread our debunks, we opted for an individual relationship.”
Also, has the “fake news” moment already passed for academics?