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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 […]

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The Global Social Media Impact Study is a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 Social Network Sites and Social Science).

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Grant number: ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 SocNet
Project title: Social Network Sites and Social Science