The Science of Fake News

The Internet has led to a boon in information and media producers. Many of them appear to be legitimate news media, but they reject established journalistic standards. These media peddlers use social media and bots (nonhuman accounts) to spread fake news. The pervasiveness of fake news pollutes the quality of available information. Its long-term effects on society are also unclear. Political science professor David M.J. Lazer and his colleagues suggest how media users and information platforms can stop fake news. LetsRead recommends this article to anyone who is trying to separate the wheat from the chaff.

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