The rapid spread of misinformation online
Farida Vis (2013)
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F. Vis, “The rapid spread of misinformation online,” Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014.
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Referenced from a previously reviewed paper (http://skyentific.me/beyond-misinformation-understanding-and-coping-with-the-post-truth-era/)
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The authori s a Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield, and Member of the Global Agenda Council on Social Media
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This post is a short discussion on and some examples of some events which led to extensive, and often incorrect, sharing of information. For example, sharing of information during the London riots, hurricane Sandy and Turkish protests. In several cases incorrect information was shared wildly and rapidly online, sometimes corrected to the point that the consensus reflected reality, but sometimes not.
“Any online information is part of a larger and more complex ecology, with many interconnected factors. We should endeavour to look beyond the specific medium and consider the political-cultural setting in which misinformation spreads.”
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