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The spread of fake news on Facebook and Twitter is made worse by social network algorithms: Study

The spread of fake news on Facebook and Twitter is made worse by social network algorithms: Study

A report has been released which suggests that propaganda on social media is being made worse by the design of the social networks.

Researchers looked at online propaganda in nine countries and found that ‘the lies, the junk, the misinformation’ of propaganda is ‘supported by Facebook and Twitter’s algorithms.’

The team hopes their findings will urge social media sites to significantly redesign themselves to ensure democracy survives social media.

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