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[liberationtech] Fake News

Jayne Cravens jc at
Fri Dec 9 07:45:54 PST 2016

I think it's too early for academic studies to be completed and
published on this phenom. Really looking forward to those. 

Here's non-academic articles I've found, or related stuff: 

Fake Election News Stories Outperformed Real News On Facebook
A BuzzFeed News analysis found that top fake election news stories
generated more total engagement on Facebook than top election stories
from 19 major news outlets combined.

National Public Radio story a few days ago the guy in Los Angeles who
built many of these fake news sites

Filippo Menczer, Professor of Computer Science and Informatics and
Director of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research at
Indiana University, Bloomington, authored the article Why Fake News Is
So Incredibly Effective, published in Time and The Conversation. 

a new study from Stanford researchers evaluated students' ability to
assess information sources, and described the results as "dismaying,"
"bleak" and a "threat to democracy," as reported by NPR News.

And maybe on a related note: 

fake news, folklore & friendships 

How did volunteers impact the 2016 USA Presidential election? 

Ms. Jayne Cravens MSc
Portland, Oregon, USA

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