The Computational Propaganda Project

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

One in eight Twitter election shares ‘link to junk news’

One in eight political stories shared on Twitter in the run-up to the general election is from a “junk news source”, research suggests. UK users shared one link from automated bot accounts promoting “junk” information for every four links to professionally produced news, according to the Oxford Internet Institute.

Our UK General Election memo was covered by the BBC. Read the full story here.

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