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Misinformation and professional news on largely unmoderated platforms: the case of telegram

Abstract:

To date, there is little research to measure the scale of misinformation and understand how it spreads on largely unmoderated platforms. Our analysis of 200,000 Telegram posts demonstrates that links to known sources of misleading information are shared more often than links to professional news content, but the former stays confined to relatively few channels. We conclude that, contrary to popular received wisdom, the audience for misinformation is not a general one, but a small and active c...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/19331681.2022.2076272

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Journal of Information Technology and Politics More from this journal
Volume:
20
Issue:
2
Pages:
198-212
Publication date:
2022-05-25
Acceptance date:
2022-05-06
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EISSN:
1933-169X
ISSN:
1933-1681
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1260178
Local pid:
pubs:1260178
Deposit date:
2022-05-20

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