Science vs Conspiracy: Collective Narratives in the Age of Misinformation


The large availability of user provided contents on online social media facilitates people aggregation around shared beliefs, interests, worldviews and narratives. In spite of the enthusiastic rhetoric about the so called collective intelligence unsubstantiated rumors and conspiracy theories-e.g., chemtrails, reptilians or the Illuminati-are pervasive in… (More)
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@inproceedings{Bessi2015ScienceVC, title={Science vs Conspiracy: Collective Narratives in the Age of Misinformation}, author={Alessandro Bessi and Mauro Coletto and George Alexandru Davidescu and Antonio Scala and Guido Caldarelli and Walter Quattrociocchi}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2015} }