Facebook and Twitter help spread misinformation and conspiracy theories, scientists conclude

Scientists hope that the findings could be useful for those that are looking to share accurate information, if it can help develop new ways of discussion that help people share information without getting it wrong.

(Get ready for a flood of propoganda as the puppet masters attempt to retaliate)

The scientists conducted the research by looking at the way that two different kinds of information were spread online: conspiracy theories and other wrong information, and science news. Both had their own separate sets of people who tended to share information between themselves, the researchers found.

(Bit of nudging in there?)


The research paper

In particular, we analyze the cascade dynamics of Facebook users when the content is related to very distinct narratives:
conspiracy theories and scientific information