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VICE | 03.08.18

Twitter’s fake news problem isn’t caused by bots. It’s caused by you

Joan Donovan

Data & Society Media Manipulation Lead Joan Donovan spoke to VICE News about the new MIT report that shows how misinformation is spread more quickly than the truth.

“Donovan was not surprised that humans are the primary culprits when it comes to spreading rumor and falsehoods. ‘When people share things they suspect are false, they don’t do it necessarily because the information is true or false,’ she said, but ‘because it says something about their participating in the political discussion.’”

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