• Social media has facilitated the proliferation of false belief at an unprecedented scale.
  • By modeling the ways misinformation spreads via networks of people, researchers learn how social trust and conformity affect how communities reach consensus.
  • Adding propagandists to the models shows how easily belief can be manipulated, even when scientists collect ample evidence.

www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-misinformation-spreads-and-why-we-trust-it

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