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A social diffusion model of misinformation and disinformation for understanding human information behaviour

  title={A social diffusion model of misinformation and disinformation for understanding human information behaviour},
  author={Natascha Karlova and Karen E. Fisher},
  journal={Inf. Res.},
Introduction. People enjoy sharing information, even when they do not believe it. Thus, misinformation (inaccurate information) and disinformation (deceptive information) diffuse throughout social networks, as misinforming and disinforming are varieties of information behaviour. Social media have made such diffusion easier and faster. Many information behaviour models, however, suggest a normative model of information as true, accurate, complete, despite the ubiquity of misinformation and… 

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