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The Toronto Star | 04.24.18

How misinformation clouded van rampage coverage on social media

Becca Lewis

In the Toronto Star, Data & Society Researcher Becca Lewis explains how misinformation can spread after violent events.

“Misinformation can be used to amplify or suppress certain political ideas on both the left and right, said Becca Lewis, one of two researchers at the Data & Society institute in New York who wrote an exhaustive report on media manipulation tactics applied by the alt-right in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”

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