How Conspiracy Theories Become ‘Truth’ on Facebook

Conspiracy theories, hoaxes and other variants of baloney have become so prevalent and intractable on Facebook that we no longer bother to debunk them. But a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides some insight on exactly how misinformation spreads — with big implications for the fight against it. The paper, titled The spreading of misinformation online, comes from researchers at Boston...

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