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“Researchers found that while left-leaning and centrist publications get much less engagement if they publish misinformation, the relationship is reversed on the far right.” @GiladEdelman on a new study on the Facebook news—and fake news—ecosystem. https://t.co/QISxHcAG9K— Caitlin Kelly (@caitlin__kelly) March 3, 2021
Avg. Facebook engagement is only ~0.09%. But, pages with political content do much better.— Rand Fishkin (@randfish) March 4, 2021
Fake news can get near 50% engagement. But, seems to only work for right-wing outlets. Left and center-leaning pubs underperformed when sharing misinformation.https://t.co/WqR1S4KplF pic.twitter.com/sFEb9pufSy
Normal or truthful doesn't do well on social media. "When we look at interactions per follower of a news page from the perspective of political leaning, we observe that content from sites rated as politically “extreme” tends to generate more interactions."https://t.co/B629F1YUi2— Robert Young Pelton (@RYP__) March 3, 2021
In US on Facebook, "politically extreme sources tend to generate more interactions" & "far-right, misinformation sources far outperform non-misinformation sources" @LauraEdelson2 et al find in interesting work (worth noting I think Fox is coded as misinfo) https://t.co/LLyhjWfjc6— Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (@rasmus_kleis) March 3, 2021
Fascinating new study by @LauraEdelson2 finds that news orgs on the far right get a massive engagement engagement boost for publishing misinformation. Which raises the question: how much do Facebook's algorithms, optimized for engagement, boost this stuff? https://t.co/j1DDvAYU5i— Gilad Edelman (@GiladEdelman) March 3, 2021
X: I'm being censored!— Joan Donovan, PhD ? (@BostonJoan) March 4, 2021
Y: Everyone can hear you!
X: No I'm silenced ???
Y: Nah, you're louder than everyone else. Here's some data from @LauraEdelson2 and team proving it.
X: WHY CAN'T YOU HEAR ME? MAYBE I SHOULD MAKE ANOTHER FACEBOOK PAGE?!!?https://t.co/3iNz7MaiuK
NEW: Between Aug 2020 and Jan 2021 far-right misinformation Facebook pages drew more engagement per follower than any other type of partisan news, a new study shows.— issie lapowsky (@issielapowsky) March 3, 2021
These misinfo pages drew 65% more engagement per follower than even other far-right news. https://t.co/sk1vVNfH97
The researchers found that far-right news is the only partisan category where misinformation was *more* engaging than real news.— issie lapowsky (@issielapowsky) March 3, 2021
In every other category, from far-left to slightly right, misinformation pages were less engaging than real news. https://t.co/sk1vVNfH97
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Onderzoeker: "What we find is that among the far right in particular, misinformation is more engaging than non-misinformation (...). We can specifically identify that this is really true on the far right, but not true in the center or on the left.”https://t.co/GeMkqJw88X— Rudy Bouma ???? (@rudybouma) March 4, 2021
We (@cyber4democracy) released some new research today. TL; DR: misinformation is more engaging than non-misinformation, but only on the far-right. We're expanding our research beyond digital ads transparency, and this is the first step in that direction. https://t.co/DwIIRfqHuL— Laura Edelson (@LauraEdelson2) March 3, 2021
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