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Wired / Catherine F. Brooks / Mar 16
“Social scientists want to know why stories go viral, who holds political influence, what shapes political and social attitudes, and whether social media can change those attitudes. We want to understand echo chambers and fake news, and why users join groups like ISIS or domestic white supremacy organizations online. Access to the company’s enormous data sets for research purposes would offer unprecedented opportunities to understand more about online human interaction and behavior.”
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