Tag: Oxford Internet Institute

Despite Crackdown, ‘Junk News’ Still Flourishes on Social Media: Researchers

Despite an aggressive crackdown by social media firms, so-called “junk news” is spreading at a greater rate than in 2016 on social media ahead of the US midterm elections, according to researchers. Oxford Internet Institute researchers concluded that Facebook and Twitter remain filled with “extremist, sensationalist, conspiratorial, masked commentary,” and other forms of “low-quality” news. In analysing some 2.5 […]