Wild Theories Beat Credibility on Social Media

By D. Charles Galunic and Chaitanya Kaligotla – in INSEAD Knowledge.

The propensity of internet users to believe in false ideas has dangerous implications for social media. “… Social media’s potent ability to rapidly diffuse information and disseminate ideas has made it an important part of today’s news distribution …”

Check

http://knowledge.insead.edu/leadership-organisations/wild-theories-beat-credibility-on-social-media-4987?utm_source=Content%20Partners&utm_campaign=97c8318d76-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_602b84e75f-97c8318d76-250174109

Check also:

Belief Echoes: The Persistent Effects of Corrected Misinformation

By Emily Thorson

http://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1968&context=edissertations

Povl Tiedemann
October 2016

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