POYNTER – 22/08/2019
Daniel Funke, Susan Benkelman and Cristina Tardáguila
Can warnings from fact-checkers reduce sharing?
The misinformation expert Claire Wardle, writing in the current issue of Scientific American, poses (then expertly answers) a key question for people concerned about the current state of the online information ecosystem: Why do people share misinformation, conspiracies and other kinds of misleading content on social media?
(The article is part of a larger package dedicated to “Truth, Lies and Uncertainty.”)