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[liberationtech] [Air-L] Fake News

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Thu Dec 8 21:38:54 PST 2016


You're preaching to the choir, Chris. What's accurate news for one group
may be fake news for another. News is socially constructed.

What I wanted to know is whether there are any studies showing how news
(fake or accurate, if you will) influenced voter behavior, particular Trump
supporters' voter behavior.

Thanks,
Yosem

On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 9:33 PM, Chris Brandmeir <chrisbrandmeir at gmail.com>
wrote:

> And it is? In the spirit of discussion and inquiry with minimized bias,
> what is it?  So the news of others is fake, or it is not news if not
> scientifically variable as objective?
>
> Chris
>
> On Dec 8, 2016 9:26 PM, "Yosem Companys" <companys at stanford.edu> wrote:
>
>> I was emphasizing that the focus of my question is on the sharing of fake
>> news via social media. God knows that fake news as a phenomenon has existed
>> for thousands of years.
>>
>> On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 9:23 PM, Chris Brandmeir <chrisbrandmeir at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>
>>> Why is social media news fake? Is this a judgement!
>>>
>>> Chris
>>>
>>> On Dec 8, 2016 8:52 PM, "Yosem Companys" <companys at stanford.edu> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Anyone know of any academic studies showing that fake (social media)
>>>> news
>>>> influenced the 2016 presidential election outcome?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Yosem
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