Anatomy of an online misinformation network

@article{Shao2018AnatomyOA,
  title={Anatomy of an online misinformation network},
  author={Chengcheng Shao and Pik-Mai Hui and Lei Wang and Xinwen Jiang and Alessandro Flammini and Filippo Menczer and Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2018},
  volume={13}
}
Massive amounts of fake news and conspiratorial content have spread over social media before and after the 2016 US Presidential Elections despite intense fact-checking efforts. How do the spread of misinformation and fact-checking compete? What are the structural and dynamic characteristics of the core of the misinformation diffusion network, and who are its main purveyors? How to reduce the overall amount of misinformation? To explore these questions we built Hoaxy, an open platform that… 

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