Soroush Vosoughi, Deb Roy and Sinan Aral, March 9, 2018, Science.
Researchers from MIT studied the creation and dissemination of fake news on Twitter, concluding that fake news reaches more people in a shorter period of time than true news. This is likely due to the novelty and emotional reaction associated with fake news stories.
Ann Reynolds, March 8, 2018, ABC News.
[AUTOPLAY VIDEO] News report of the MIT study that concludes "false information spread significantly farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly than the truth in all categories of information."
Ben Collins, Joseph Cox, Nov. 7, 2017, Daily Beast.
Russian "troll farms" have been discovered feeding fake news and memes to influence the 2016 U.S. election. The "Jenna Abrams" Twitter account is an example of how this misinformation became embedded into social media.
Bethania Palma and Vinny Green, September 29, 2017, Snopes.
This article discusses how a number of verified celebrity Facebook accounts are being manipulated to spread fake news and click bait articles.
Nadia Dreid, Nov. 17, 2016, The Chronicle of Higher Education.
An article about Melissa Zimdars of Merrimack College, who has been maintaining a list of "False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical 'News' Sources."
"A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders explores the use of digital methods to study false viral news, political memes, trolling practices and their social life online." A project of the Public Data Lab.