Fake News in an Era of Social Media: Tracking Viral Contagion

Over the last few years, social media has expanded to become a key platform for news dissemination and circulation, and a key originator and propagator of ‘fake news’. Nations, governments, organisations and societies are now coming to terms with the unpredictable and debilitating consequences of fake news. Some even perceive it as a global threat to democratic systems around the world. Fadi Safieddine examine factors influencing the spread of fake news and suggest ways to combat it by exploring the key elements which enable and facilitate this phenomenon.

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