Images and Misinformation in Political Groups: Evidence from WhatsApp in India

@article{Garimella2020ImagesAM,
  title={Images and Misinformation in Political Groups: Evidence from WhatsApp in India},
  author={Venkata Rama Kiran Garimella and Dean Eckles},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2005.09784}
}
  • Venkata Rama Kiran Garimella, Dean Eckles
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • WhatsApp is a key medium for the spread of news and rumors, often shared as images. We study a large collection of politically-oriented WhatsApp groups in India, focusing on the period leading up to the 2019 Indian national elections. By labeling samples of random and popular images, we find that around 13% of shared images are known misinformation and most fall into three types of images. Machine learning methods can be used to predict whether a viral image is misinformation, but are brittle… CONTINUE READING

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