First Evidence That Social Bots Play a Major Role in Spreading Fake News – MIT Technology Review

These sites list 122 websites that routinely publish fake news. These fake news sites include infowars.com, breitbart.com, politicususa.com, and theonion.com. “We did not exclude satire because many fake-news sources label their content as satirical, making the distinction problematic,”

Source: First Evidence That Social Bots Play a Major Role in Spreading Fake News – MIT Technology Review

And yet, they include THE most famous satire site on the web in their “fake news” listing.

Dude, 20 years ago, as a teen kid, I figured that out.

I was fooled for like a whole 20 minutes.

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2 thoughts on “First Evidence That Social Bots Play a Major Role in Spreading Fake News – MIT Technology Review”

  1. Well, the only reason satire sites are problematic is because the ‘real news’ sites keep publishing things that make people scratch their heads and go “WTF?” Of course, it doesn’t help that low information people look at these satire sites and say “Hold my beer, I can top that.”

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