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Prevalence and Propagation of Fake News

  title={Prevalence and Propagation of Fake News},
  author={Banafsheh Behzad and Bhavana Bheem and D. Elizondo and Deyana Marsh and Susan E. Martonosi},
In recent years, scholars have raised concerns on the effects that unreliable news, or"fake news,"has on our political sphere, and our democracy as a whole. For example, the propagation of fake news on social media is widely believed to have influenced the outcome of national elections, including the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, and the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. What drives the propagation of fake news on an individual level, and which interventions could effectively reduce the propagation… Expand