Fake News and The Economy of Emotions

@article{Bakir2018FakeNA,
  title={Fake News and The Economy of Emotions},
  author={Vian Bakir and Andrew McStay},
  journal={Digital Journalism},
  year={2018},
  volume={6},
  pages={154 - 175}
}
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