Misinformation on Social Media

Social Media
  • Political agents make statements that are broad, simple, easy to remember, and wrong. While these statements often make intuitive sense, they either manipulate statistics or consider only one-side of a complex issue.

  • The large diversity of opinions on the internet allow like-minded individuals to form echo chambers that insulate members from other viewpoints and polarize their views allcottSocialMediaFake2017.

  • As of 2016, “62% of US adults get news on social media” allcottSocialMediaFake2017. #Journalism