From Facebook to ‘fakebook’ – who controls the information on social media?
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:24:23 +0000
Mark Zuckerberg finally said that Facebook plans to have a more effective control of misinformation, which is a sharp reversal in tone from the comment he made immediately after the US election that the “the idea that fake news on Facebook…influenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea.” The fake news that circulated […]Read more...
Global Social Media Impact Study
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The Global Social Media Impact Study based at the UCL Department of Anthropology is dedicated to understanding the implications of social networking sites for global humankind and society, and explaining their significance for the future of the social sciences.
Grant number: ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 SocNet
Project title: Social Network Sites and Social Science