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Articles tagged Filippo Menczer (6)

A body of research shows that stronger, not weaker, moderation of the information ecosystem is what’s needed to combat harmful misinformation.
The gameplay acts like a vaccine, so the next time people encounter such manipulation in the real world, they’ll recognize it for what it is.
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.”
Journalist’s Resource sifts through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here’s their latest roundup, including research into fake news, audience analytics, populism, VR, and fact-checking.
Plus: A big overview of all the research that we have so far.
Plus: How information overload makes fake news worse, the similarities between investigative journalists and people who spread conspiracy theories, and a Vox infographic that wasn’t.