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Sunday, December 18, 2022

Fake News, Echo Chambers & Polarization: How Bad Is Social Media?

Sabrine Hossenfelder does a good job in covering a number of research papers on this important topic, and analyzes them.    A fairly balanced look as I see it.   Including references to a number of studies that have been made in the US and elsewhere.   Link to her YouTube is right below.   I am reading her new book: 'Existential Physics', available most anywhere and in libraries.

Link to the Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDqESkPiV4E

Does fake news spread better than true news? Do bots spread fake news? What can we do against fake news? Does social media increase political polarization? Is it true that we all live in political echo chambers? In this video, we look at what scientific studies have found and what we can learn from that.

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The two browser games I mentioned are "Go Viral" https://www.goviralgame.com

And "Get Bad News" https://www.getbadnews.com/

00:00 Intro

01:30 Fake News 

09:38 Information Literature

10:16 Echo Chambers

13:15 Polarization

16:38 Summary

17:19 MEL Science: Experiments By Subscription


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