A Closer Look at the Self-Correcting Crowd: Examining Corrections in Online Rumors

  title={A Closer Look at the Self-Correcting Crowd: Examining Corrections in Online Rumors},
  author={Ahmer Arif and John J. Robinson and Stephanie A. Stanek and Elodie S. Fichet and Paul Townsend and Zena Worku and Kate Starbird},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing},
This paper examines how users of social media correct online rumors during crisis events. Focusing on Twitter, we identify different patterns of information correcting behaviors and describe the actions, motivations, rationalizations and experiences of people who exhibited them. To do this, we analyze digital traces across two separate crisis events and interviews of fifteen individuals who generated some of those traces. Salient themes ensuing from this work help us describe: 1) different… 

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