How Online Misinformation Spreads

Misinformation is defined as any type of inaccurate or false information. Conspiracy theories and honest mistakes can be classified under the concept. Thanks to the power of the Internet, and the arrival of the pandemic, misinformation is now widespread. 

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According to University of Washington’s Jevin West, the speed at which this kind of false information spreads is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Misinformation is “something different. It kind of has a life of its own,” physicist Neil Johnson adds. Learn more about online misinformation here! 

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