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How does fake news spread on Facebook?
The persistence of fake news and misinformation is creating chaos across the globe. It’s affecting elections in theUnitedStates andIndia, and fueling protests inSudan.
But how does fake news spread? One commontheory posits that fake news spreads from person to person on social media, which prevents reputable media organizations from vetting the accuracy of the information before it’s made public.
Now, for the first time, researchers at Northeastern University will be able to test the theory.