The Real Ways That "Fake News" Shapes What We Believe

Twitterstorm of bots

Mark Riechers (TTBOOK)

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July 02, 2017

Everyone in your Facebook feed is falling for fake news–sharing it even when there's no way it can be true. They keep falling for it. But not you, right? You’re smart, well-educated. You can tell the difference. Or can you?

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Journalist Zach Beauchamps guides us through what he calls the "Russiasphere," the online world of liberal fake news.

Twitterstorm of bots

Computer scientist Filippo Menczer has evidence of a bot campaign targeting one of Twitter's biggest power users: President Trump.

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How popular conspiracy theories in the black community find their roots in abuses that actually happened.

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How painting radium on watches and instrument dials killed more than 50 young women working in Ottawa, Illinois.

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July 02, 2017
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