Social Media Rumors

Posted: November 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

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The internet and social media are blamed for spreading rumors and fake news — and the negative consequences for journalism and public communications. On the spread of rumors on line, see this article in the New York Times: “Why rumors outrace the truth online“. On the Nice attack, see “Social media rumors about the Nice attack” and “Nice lorry attack sparks false rumors on social media“.

For an academic paper on the subject, see “Analysing how orient to and spread rumors in social media“.  Also Jayson Harsin’s paper on rumor bombs: “The Rumor Bomb: On Convergence Culture and Politics“.

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