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The Spread of True and False News Online

In The Spread of True and False News Online, Soroush Vosoughi, Deb Roy and Sinan Aral—Professors at MIT—talk about the spread of specifically false news and how humans play a role. Over the past decade or so the world has seen an increase in false news due to the increase in publication online along with […]

Determining Credibility of Information Cascades found in Twitter

https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/IntR-05-2012-0095   This article describes a method that can determine how credible the information generated from an information cascade is on social media. Before we begin, just to review the main concept, an information cascade is essentially when people who are connected in a network influence each other’s opinions, and thus influence the “opinion” of […]

Information Cascades based on Choice

http://homepages.econ.ed.ac.uk/~hopkinse/infochoice.pdf\ This paper discusses a social learning experiment which studied whether or not there was bias in information acquisition. The significant contribution of this paper is that they require their subjects to choose whether they want private information (new information) or social information (information on choices made by previous participants). A major finding is that […]

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