๐ŸšจWorking paper alert!๐Ÿšจ "Understanding and reducing the spread of misinformation online" We introduce a behavioral intervention (accuracy salience) & show in surveys+field exp w >5k Twitter users that it increases quality of news sharing 1/
What makes people spread misinformation? Research[WP๐Ÿ‘] by et al suggests it is due to distraction by other motives, rather than intentional. Inducing people to think about accuracy decreases their sharing of false and misleading news
Awesome new experiment on misinformation sharing from and Ziv Epstein. A compelling counter to the argument that politics has come to trump truth. cc
Interesting research on why people spread misinformation online (usually not because they don't know or don't care) and a practical intervention to reduce it.
Understanding and reducing the spread of misinformation online via