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Disinformation Spreads Quicker When It’s Far Right

The Week: “Left-leaning and centrist news publications get fewer clicks on Facebook if they publish false stories. But far-right publications experience the opposite, nabbing nearly twice as much Facebook engagement on stories classified as misinformation.
Disinformation Spreads Quicker When It’s Far Right
2 months ago|Washington, United States

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Far-right misinformation gets by far the most engagement on Facebook, study finds

Left-leaning and centrist news publications get fewer clicks on Facebook if they publish false stories. But far-right publications experience the opposite, nabbing nearly twice as much Facebook engagement on stories classified as misinformation. That's according to a new study out Wednesday, as reported by Wired. The researchers at the Cybersecurity for Democracy project at New York University found that not only are far-right publications uniqu…

2 months ago|Los Angeles, United States
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What's popular on Facebook? Extreme far right political views and lies, study says

Far-right news is more popular than other partisan content on Facebook and even more so during the election and the Capitol riot, a new study finds.

2 months ago|United States
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Right-wing misinformation on Facebook is more engaging than its left-wing counterpart, research finds

By now it's well known that Facebook has a misinformation problem. The company has tried to address it in various ways, from labeling false claims to reducing its visibility in users' feeds. But a new study from researchers at New York University finds that not all misinformation on Facebook is created equal when you factor in political ideology.

2 months ago|Atlanta, United States
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Far-right misinformation has more engagement on Facebook: Research

The researchers from New York University based their study on Facebook's CrowdTangle tool and obtained list of pages and public posts from independent data providers and fact-checking websites.

2 months ago|New Delhi, India
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Far-right misinformation received highest engagement on Facebook: study

Content posted from news outlets rated as far-right received the highest levels of engagement on Facebook in the months surrounding the 2020 elections, according to

2 months ago|Washington, United States
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Despite Setbacks, Europe's Far Right Finds New Ammunition for Its Cause

Europe’s far right has suffered some setbacks recently: Germany's top opposition party is under surveillance for extremism and France shut down a right-wing youth group.  Experts say these groups are using old and new grievances and are inspired by their U.S. counterparts. For VOA, Lisa Bryant reports from Paris.

2 months ago|United States
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Far-Right Misinformation Is Thriving On Facebook. A New Study Shows Just How Much

Research from New York University found that far-right accounts known for spreading misinformation drive engagement at higher rates than other news sources.

2 months ago|Washington, United States
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Right-wing misinformation on Facebook is more engaging than its left-wing counterpart, research finds

By now it’s well known that Facebook has a misinformation problem. The company has tried to address it in various ways, from labeling false claims to reducing its visibility in users’ feeds. But a new study from researchers at New York University finds that not all misinformation on Facebook is created equal when you factor in political ideology.According to the research, accounts rated by outside media watchdogs as being far-right and frequent …

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Right-wing misinformation on Facebook is more engaging than its left-wing counterpart, research finds

By now it’s well known that Facebook has a misinformation problem. The company has tried to address it in various ways, from labeling false claims to reducing its visibility in users’ feeds. But a new study from researchers at New York University finds that not all misinformation on Facebook is created equal when you factor in political ideology.According to the research, accounts rated by outside media watchdogs as being far-right and frequent …

2 months ago|
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Right-wing misinformation on Facebook is more engaging than its left-wing counterpart, research finds - Local News 8

By now it’s well known that Facebook has a misinformation problem. The company has tried to address it in various ways, from labeling false claims to reducing its visibility in users’ feeds. But a new study from researchers at New York University finds that not all misinformation on Facebook is created equal when you factor in political ideology.According to the research, accounts rated by outside media watchdogs as being far-right and frequent …

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