I began the month by sharing a video from DNews/Seeker with my readers explaining why people fall for fake news. Today, I'm offering last Thursday's clips from WOOD-TV about the prevalence of fake news on Twitter before last fall's election. How prevalent? This prevalent: Fake news accounted for 25 percent of shared campaign links.
A study by London's Oxford University shows that a big chunk of political stories shared out on Twitter before the election in Michigan was fake.Here is the next segment: Oxford study: ‘Fake news’ flooded Michigan in November.
A study done at London’s Oxford University took a look at election-related posts on social media Goliath Twitter and found that a big chunk of campaign-related news shared in Michigan was of the fake news variety.Good lord. As the Seattle Times headline read two weeks ago, "The information war is real, and we’re losing it."
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