How social media amplifies misinformation more than information

A “well-crafted lie” will get more engagements than typical, truthful content. PHOTOS: REUTERS,AFP
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NEW YORK – It is well known that social media amplifies misinformation and other harmful content.

The Integrity Institute, an advocacy group, is now trying to measure exactly how much – and on Oct 13 it began publishing results that it plans to update each week through the midterm elections on Nov 8.

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