The Computational Propaganda Project

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Fake News is Widely Shared as the Real Thing

Nearly a quarter of web content shared on Twitter by users in the battleground state of Michigan during the final days of last year’s US election campaign was so-called fake news, according to a University of Oxford study. Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) also determined that these users shared approximately as many fake news items as “professional news” over the same period.

Our Michigan memo was covered by the Financial Times. Read more here.

In the NewsPhil Howard

Samuel Woolley Samuel Woolley • 27th March 2017


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