Human values and trust in scientific journals, the mainstream media and fake news

@article{Verma2017HumanVA,
  title={Human values and trust in scientific journals, the mainstream media and fake news},
  author={Nitin Verma and Kenneth R. Fleischmann and Kolina S. Koltai},
  journal={Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology},
  year={2017},
  volume={54},
  pages={426 - 435}
}
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