Most People Don't Actively Seek to Share Fake News

Most People Don't Actively Seek to Share Fake News

Despite increased awareness and (apparent) concern from social media companies, the problem has not seemed to dissipate. If true, our democracies are in very big trouble, and perhaps the only option we have is accept (and even beg for) strict censorship of falsehood by social media companies. To state the obvious: Social media platforms are social. This is surely facilitated by the fact that social media algorithms are optimized for engagement instead of truth. Importantly, social media platforms aren’t the only ones for whom accuracy prompts are relevant.

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