Identification and characterization of misinformation superspreaders on social media

  title={Identification and characterization of misinformation superspreaders on social media},
  author={Matthew R. DeVerna and Rachith Aiyappa and Diogo Pacheco and John Bryden and Filippo Menczer},
The world’s digital information ecosystem contin-ues to struggle with the spread of misinformation. Prior work has suggested that users who consistently disseminate a disproportionate amount of low-credibility content — so-called superspreaders — are at the center of this problem. We quantitatively con-firm this hypothesis and introduce simple metrics to predict the top misinformation superspreaders several months into the future. We then conduct a qualitative review to characterize the most… 

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